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Ornamental Cabbage Brassica oleracea var. acephala

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
BRAS-si-ka ol-er-AE-see-a va-RYE-eh-tee a-SEH-fa-la
Description

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.

 

It needs 12-18 in. of space. This plant's season is fall to spring.

Cultivars:
  • Nagoya Garnish Red
  • Redbor
Tags:
#purple#red#fall#white#pink#sun#full sun#annual#foliage#spring#purple leaves#red leaves#pink leaves#winter interest#interesting leaves#interesting foliage#cpp#cool temperatures#winter garden#winter#cool weather plant
Cultivars:
  • Nagoya Garnish Red
  • Redbor
Tags:
#purple#red#fall#white#pink#sun#full sun#annual#foliage#spring#purple leaves#red leaves#pink leaves#winter interest#interesting leaves#interesting foliage#cpp#cool temperatures#winter garden#winter#cool weather plant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Brassica
    Species:
    oleracea
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Edibility:
    Yes, but may be bitter
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    White
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    Variegated
    White
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    This plant can be green, purplish, pink, red to white, or marbled.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Winter Garden