Brassica oleracea/Flowering Kale

Brassica oleracea / Brassica oleracea
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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:
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.