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Ornamental Cabbage in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Brassica oleracea

 

Ornamental Cabbage

Cabbage is a leafy green (or red, or white) vegetable often with a dense-leaved head. It can be cooked, or eaten raw. Ornamental cabbages are grown more for their looks - they are edible, but not as tender or as tasty as their cousins that have been bred to eat.

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plant Features
  • Ornamental Cabbage likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Ornamental Cabbage likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Ornamental Cabbage likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

 
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plant information

Common name

Ornamental Cabbage

Latin name

Brassica oleracea

type

Annual

family

Brassicaceae

ph

6.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Ornamental Cabbage likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

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

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Ornamental Cabbage likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

  • Water

    Ornamental Cabbage likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

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

Brassica oleracea

Cabbage is a leafy green (or red, or white) vegetable often with a dense-leaved head. It can be cooked, or eaten raw. Ornamental cabbages are grown more for their looks - they are edible, but not as tender or as tasty as their cousins that have been bred to eat.


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" - 24" apart (depending on the size of the variety being grown) and allow at least 1' 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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