Ornamental Kale Imported, Ornamental Cabbage - Seeds
Common name: Buttercup Bush, downy senna, glandular senna
Bloom time: July-August.
Height: 6 m
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
These plants can be grown indoors in a large pot. However, the length of time that they will last in the home will vary, depending on the temperature. A brightly lighted, cool room, is the best location. Kale and Ornamental cabbage plants prefer cool weather. Although Kale plants may be set out in the spring and allowed to grow through the summer, the best time to plant them is in the early fall.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 26 °C
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Planting Kale in August or early September will allow the plant to become established, but if the temperature isn t cool enough, this will result in a leggy, relatively colorless plant.
- Planting before the first frost also means that you will have to contend with cabbage loopers, which bore unsightly holes through the plant.
The intensely colorful pigmentations that Kale plants are known for do not appear until after prolonged cool weather and a few frosts.
- Ornamental Cabbage and kale should be planted in a sunny location in a moderately moist, rich soil.
- Kale seeds require light for germination, so DO NOT COVER THEM with soil.
- It is best to sow Kale seeds directly into the garden, where they are to grow.
- The exact timing for sowing and planting will depend on your local conditions.
Although Kale and Ornamental Cabbage seeds can be sown indoors at any time of the year, without cool temperatures the plants won t attain much color. For starting seeds indoors, I recommend that they be sown directly into a large 6-8 inch pot, to avoid the problems associated with transplanting.
- Unverified information Although Tilia cordata is listed as the preferred medicinal species, T.
- platyphyllos is also used medicinally and somewhat interchangeably.
- The dried flowers are mildly sweet and sticky, and the fruit is somewhat sweet and mucilaginous.
Linden tea has a pleasing taste, due to the aromatic volatile oil found in the flowers.
- The flowers, leaves, wood, and charcoal (obtained from the wood) are used for medicinal purposes.
- Active ingredients in the linden flowers include flavonoids (which act as antioxidants), volatile oils, and mucilaginous constituents (which soothe and reduce inflammation).
- The plant also contains tannins that can act as an astringent.
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.