Botanical name: Ephedra intermedia
Common name: Ma huang zhong, Chinese ephedra
Native to: Southwest and Central Asia
Life cycle: perennial
Flower colour: yellow
Flower time (Central / West-Europe): June to August
Characteristics and usage: The stems /leaves of Ephedra intermedia are used medicinally in Asia, In Chinese medicine is Ma huang zhong considered equivalent to Ephedra sinica (Ma huang) but contains ephedroxane additional.
Weight of 1000 seeds: 9,7g
Seeds per gram: 103
Cultivation / direction of sowing: Sow in pots or trays of sandy seed compost, maintaining a temperature of +/- 20 °C, Ephedra intermedia preferred an open, sunny position, and is drought resistant. The plants are frost tolerant up to –20°C.
seedpack (approx 50 seeds)