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Brassica oleracea/Flowering Kale

Brassica oleracea / Brassica oleracea
Rosette of foliage
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Rosette of foliage

Feathery foliage

Cluster planting with pansies

White and green frilly leaves in late winter and early spring

Mass planting as a bedding plant for winter and spring color

Border planting of the white cultivar

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Scientific Name: Brassica oleracea
Common Name: Flowering Kale
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring, Winter
Flower color: Various
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Annuals for the Cool or Cold Season
Variegated Plants
Comments: Flowering kale gives color in the winter and spring garden in the Lower South and in spring and summer further North. Flowering kale and cabbage can stand frost or light freeze. Cannot tolerate hot weather. Plant in November in the Lower South and early spring farther north. Grows best in a raised bed to insure adequate drainage.