Capers bush (Capparis spinosa) is perennial decorative plant that produces edible flower buds. Shoots of this plant are long, limp and covered with numerous small, oval, green leaves. Tender, flat, white blooms with long, purple stamens appear on them in the middle of summer. This charming shrub belongs to thermophilic species, what makes it suitable for cultivation in large pots, greenhouses or in a well-lit room. Its stems look very picturesque sprawling over the walls of decorative containers and chests. Flinders rose, as this plant is also called, can adorn a balcony, terrace or garden from late spring until the end of summer.
Seeds of this imposing plant are sown in the spring into pots, seeding trays or indoor greenhouses. They need warmth and stable humidity. They germinate within one to four weeks in optimal conditions. Well developed seedlings are transplanted to larger containers. Capers bush needs a permeable, moist and fertile soil. Closed flower buds can be pickled or marinated and added as sweet-sour seasoning to meats and sauces.
Each package contains 0.5 g of capers bush seeds. Package information contains a growing guide and the sow-by date.
- Weight: 0.5 g
- Use: ornamental - closed flower buds can be marinated
- Growth form: sprawling
- Flower colour: white
- Vegetation form: perennial
- Foliage: small, oval, green leaves
- Flower type: flat
- Site: warm; permeable, moist and fertile soil