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Common Name: Flowering Kale

Species Name: Brassica oleracea

Family Name: Brassicaceae





Plant Facts  
Origin Western Europe
Sun Preference Full Sun
Susceptibility None Serious



ID Characteristics

  • Leaf and Stem Characteristics
    • Plant Height: 0.5-foot diameter, 1-foot height
    • Leaves: Glaucous, sometimes pinnately lobed leaves; rosette-forming, sometimes fringed



Soil Preference Moist, well-drained
USDA Cold Hardiness Zone 8
Notes Same species as cabbage, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, and broccoli. Low nitrogen rates will increase foliage color. Used as an autumn or winter bedding plant. Vivid colors appear after temperatures drop below 50o F.


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