Sunlight:Partial ShadeScientific Name:Brassica Oleracea Soil Type:Loam, SandLife Cycle:Biennial Season of Interest:SpringCommon Name:Ornamental Kale USDA Hardiness Zone (°F):2 (-50 to -40 °F)Plant Type:Container Plant, Balcony Plant, Decorative Plant, Potted Plant Watering:MediumPlant Habit:Bedding (Ground Cover), Columnar/Upright, Conservatory/Greenhouse Soil pH:6.8Foliage:Semi-evergreen Aspect:South-facingGenus:Brassica Country/Region of Manufacture:United StatesType:Seeds Brand: Packaged by The Green Grove Garden Plant Form:Seed Key Points:Spring Color Flowering Cabbage Non-gmo Culture Notes: Days to Germination-10 Germination Temperature-65 Fahrenheit Sowing Depth-Kale needs light for germination so gently press seeds into pre-moistened media, and then cover seedling tray with transparent lid. Remove lid and give a light spray mist once a day on seedling mix if it appears dry. Once seedlings have emerged, remove cover from seedling tray and water lightly once per day. Days to Maturity-~90
60 ORNAMENTAL KALE SEEDS Spring Brassica Oleracea Flowering Cabbage Non-Gmo USA * Ornamental Kale is getting very popular with gardening enthusiasts for Fall color. It adds beautiful shades of pink, purple and cream to the landscape or container garden. * Ornamental kale is also highly deer resistant. So, if you're in an area where the deer find your pansies to be delectable morsels, you might want to try ornamental kale!
* The Ornamental Kale, also known as flowering cabbage, are extremely hardy and can survive in zone 2 of Canada or through zone 11! However, it does best when the night temperatures start dropping in September and October so starting now would be a great idea. This flowering, frilly Kale is so hardy it'll even grow with snow surrounding it!
* These flowering cabbage are actually not flowers but just frilly, colorful kale leaves that give the appearance of a very large and beautiful flower. However, they can go into flower if provided certain growing conditions. * Ornamental Kale is quite disease resistant as well. There are very few pests that attack this plant. If in the rare event your plants are attacked, just spraying with some organic Bt will likely control the pest invasion.
* These Ornamental Kale are edible and have an extremely high amount of antioxidants. In fact, Kale is considered a superfood and consistently ranks as one of the most nutritious vegetables in the world! This flowering Kale might even be more nutritious than the other regular green kales because the leaf color contains anthocyanins which are powerful antioxidants and have been shown to have many health benefits!
* Just space these flowering cabbage 12-18 inches apart and provide them a nice well drained loam, and keep them consistently watered and let the show begin!