Caper plants are small, spreading shrubs, eventually reaching one meter in height. Their flower buds are picked before they open and conserved in vinegar and salt (caper) and widely used in the Mediterranean cookery. The nice flowers are born on first-year branches. Young plants should preferably be grown under frostfree conditions, where they should be kept drier, very sunny and cooler at minimum 5°C in winter. Older, mature plants with a wooden rootstock may be planted in a rocky soil, very well drained in full sun in a protected spot in the open garden (e.g. at the bottom of a south facing wall).
Prior to sowing soak seeds for 48h in warm water, then sow flat in any well drained, rather rock soil in full sun at 20-25°C. Germination in this genus is irregular. Keep seedlings always sunny in a slightly moist soil. Ideal pot plants in a cool, sunny wintergarden.
All are USDA Climate Zone 7.
20 seeds per package.