Ornamental Kale Brassica Oleracea

Ornamental Kale Brassica Oleracea Seeds

CODE: ORNAMEKALE

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ORNAMENTAL KALE

Red and White

Brassica Oleracea


Season: Biennial/Annual
Height: 8 Inches
Bloom Season: Spring/Summer
Environment: Full Sun/Partial Shade
Zones: All regions of North America

Ornamental Kale Brassica Oleracea looks beautiful in the front of a border or mixed together in window boxes and containers. Combine it with chrysanthemums, sedum, and asters for a beautiful fall scene. Its shallow root systems make it easy to transplant them from the garden to the indoors. Shows best color if the plants are started in late spring and set out in midsummer. The color intensifies with cool weather.

Ornamental Kale Brassica Oleracea is generally planted in late summer, since it is more prone to pest damage in warmer months. Although very hardy, it requires rich, organic soil, full sun, and regular watering. The seeds can be planted outside in early summer. Many people cook and eat kale, which contains beta-carotene, calcium, and vitamin C. The leaves can be blanched, steamed, or stir fried, or added to soup. But avoid eating the roots of the plant, which are harmful.


PLANTING

Sow Inside: Spring before last frost
Sow Outside: Spring after last frost/Summer
Seed Depth: 1/8 Inch
Days to Emerge: 5-10 Days

ORNAMENTAL KALE Red and White Brassica Oleracea Seeds

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