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Capparis spinosa, Semi-evergreen Hardy Perennial, (Circa 1590's) Yes, it’s what you think it is - a low growing Semi-evergreen hardy perennial shrub to 2-3 ft with arching red stems & dark green, semi-succulent round leaves, with flower buds and a dark olive-green corn kernel – sized caper from May to Sept. The caper is normally pickled & used in salads, pasta & meat dishes, sauces & one of the ingredients of tartar sauce. Left unpicked, they form delicately scented pinkish-white flowers, opening at dawn & close in the late afternoon. Caper leaves are used in salads & fish dishes. Fully hardy (Found in the Alps) needs a semi-arid or arid climate (So grow undercover or in a greenhouse), Sunny with poor soil - Can be slow to germinate, Seed Count Approx - 8 avg
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