Ephedra or Sea Grape are unusual perennial small, semi-woody shrubs with grayish-green to dark green, multi-branching stems, which seem to lack any leaves. The small cream white to pale yellowish flowers are followed by most ornamental an long lasting white, bright red to orange red berries which are used for their medical properties (Ephedrine). The genus is found in the northern as well as the southern hemisphere from coastal sandy regions to mountainous or subalpine rocky areas. For any rich, very well-drained, slightly rocky soil in a sunny, preferably protected spot.
Sow flat in any rather sandy or rocky, well drained soil. Keep pots in a sheltered and sunny spot outside during winter. Carefully transplant young plants in late spring to early summer.
All are USDA Climate Zone 7.
10 seeds per package.