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Ornamental Kale in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Brassica oleracea (Acephala Group)

 

Ornamental Kale

Flowering kale is an ornamental variety of kale, but grown in the same way as kale grown as a vegetable. It has pink or red marbled foliage. It is sometimes sown in Autumn or early Winter to give colour in Spring.

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plant Features
  • Ornamental Kale likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Ornamental Kale likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Ornamental Kale is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Ornamental Kale likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

 
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plant information

Common name

Ornamental Kale

Latin name

Brassica oleracea (Acephala Group)

type

Annual

family

Brassicaceae

ph

5.5 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Ornamental Kale likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Ornamental Kale is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Ornamental Kale likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

  • Water

    Ornamental Kale likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Ornamental Kale is 0.40meters x 0.40meters 0.40 M 0.40 M

Brassica oleracea (Acephala Group)

Flowering kale is an ornamental variety of kale, but grown in the same way as kale grown as a vegetable. It has pink or red marbled foliage. It is sometimes sown in Autumn or early Winter to give colour in Spring.


Propagating by seed

From Late Winter TO Late Spring

Sow seeds in trays in the greenhouse in late Winter. Sow the seeds about 1" apart, and thin out the weaker plants as they grow. Or, for a later crop, sow direct in the soil in mid Spring.

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Summer

Seedlings started off in the greenhouse should be hardened off gradually before being planted outside. Plant 12" - 18" apart (depending on the size of the variety being grown) and allow at least 2' between rows. Firm the plants in well, and give them a really good puddle of water. Seedlings that were sown direct in the soil should be thinned out to 12" apart (or replanted)

 
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