- Perennial to 100cm
- Flower buds are pickled as 'Capers'
- Tolerant of poor soil conditions
Perennial shrub to 100cm with sprawling habit and multiple branches of rounded blue green foliage. Buds are picked young and pickled in salt and vinegar to produce capers which are often used as a seasoning or garnish and have a pungent salty flavour. If allowed to mature the flowers are white with purple filaments and have great ornamental value. Native to the Mediterranean region Capers grow well in hot dry climates, poor soil conditions and coastal climates. Has a history of medicinal use. Also known as "Flinders Rose".
How to sow and grow:
|Germination:||14-28 days @ 20-25°C|
|Hardiness / Life Cycle:||Half Hardy Perennial|
|Position:||Full sun, dry well drained sandy soil|
|Days to Maturity/Flowering:||2 years|
(Product number: E8-04)
Seeds per gram: 145 seeds
|Botanical name:||Capparis spinosa|
|Packet type:||Standard seed packet|
|Packet quantity:||20 seeds|
|Seeds per gram:||145|
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