This perennial pepper is very hot and makes a beautiful show in a mass planting. In zones 9 and warmer, this pepper will produce year round if not frozen. In zone 8 and in some colder areas, the pepper will die back in winter but return from the roots if your ground doesn't freeze or you mulch heavily. It comes back every year here in central Texas and seeds out but is never invasive or a problem. Birds love the peppers and aren't affected by the hotness. 30 seeds.
Seeds have a hard coat. To germinate, keep constantly wet. Leave seed on soil surface or cover with a tiny layer of soil. It's best to sow seeds in a small peat pot kept constantly moist. My experience is that the seeds will germinate in 2 weeks. Keeping seeds moist is the key. Another successful method is to just allow nature to do the work. Sow the seeds in soil and they will germinate when they are ready and the conditions are favorable. I have seedlings every year this way and they had no help from birds. See pictures for more instructions.