Capsicum frutescens. Sow Thai Dragon pepper seeds for the bird chiles that are ideal for Thai and Vietnamese cuisine. Unlike some other hot pepper varieties that tend to droop, Thai Dragon pepper plants are loaded with clusters of slender red chile peppers that point up above the green leaves on short 40cm (16") sturdy plants. Chinese chefs sometimes call these "facing heaven" peppers because they point upward. The decorative appeal of these plants make them ideal for container gardening. At the end of the summer, if some peppers are still on the plant, pull it up and hang indoors as a decoration or for some spicy southeast Asian recipes. These peppers dry very well for long storage, and they keep their heat. 50,000 - 100,000 SHU's.