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Brassica oleracea var. acephala

Common Name(s):
Flowering kale, Ornamental cabbage
Cultivar(s):
Nagoya Garnish Red, Redbor
Category:
Annuals
Comment:

Flowering kale (Acephala group) is a cool weather plant, often planted in fall for winter interest lasting into spring. The Capitata group of B. oleracea is ornamental cabbage and is used similarly. These plants are occasionally damaged by deer.

Season:
Fall to spring
Light:
Sun
Color:
Red to white, marbled
Height:
8-14"
Space:
12-18 in.
Tags:
cpp, annual, winter, white, sun, foliage, red, fall, spring

NCCES plant id: 22

Brassica oleracea var. acephala Brassica oleracea flowering kale
Photo by jam343, CC BY - 2.0
Brassica oleracea var. acephala Brassica oleracea flowering kale
Photo by Mypouss, CC BY - 2.0
Brassica oleracea B. oleracea Nagoya Garnish Red in mixed planting
Photo by Henryr10, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0