Ornamental cabbage and kale are very close relatives of edible cabbages and kale. sometimes referred to as flowering cabbages, its the leaves that give the plants their color and interest as ornamentals.
Ornamental kale plants (Brassica oleracea) and their cousin, the ornamental cabbage, were developed for their spectacular colors and are not edible. Although they are sometimes called flowering kale, the plants rarely put out real flowers.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Maximum Reachable Height
|| 1.00 to 1.50 feet
||easy to grow
Planting and care
Flowering kale care is pretty simple. Rule number 1 is not to let the plants dry out. They canÃƒÆ’ ¢Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡ ¬Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾ ¢t stand overly dry conditions so they need to be kept well watered.
Ornamental Cabbage care
Growing flowering kale can be done by starting seeds or with started plants purchased from the store. Because the seeds need light to germinate, they can be sprinkled directly on the surface of medium in flats or pots.
||Full Sun to Partial Shade
||below 60 F
||Apply any organic fertilizer
Ornamental Cabbage special feature
Mass plantings. Border fronts. Edging. Containers. In fall, mix with chrysanthemums, grasses and asters. Colorful leaves make an attractive food garnish.
Ornamental Cabbage uses
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose