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Crambe maritima /Sea Kale

Crambe maritima    / Crambe maritima
Not a true kale, a member of the cabbage family
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Not a true kale, a member of the cabbage family

Foliage and roots used as food

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Scientific Name: Crambe maritima
Common Name: Sea Kale
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Landscape Categories: Plants with Fragrance
Comments: A perennial from Europe that is often found growing on beaches, cliffs and rocks and tolerant of drought. Shoot are cooked and eaten by some. Can tolerate salty locations making it good for seaside plantings.