Flowering Kale

Flowering Kale

Brassica oleracea

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Emperor White Ornamental Kale

Adding fullness and bright color to flower beds or patio pots, flowering kale and flowering cabbage (also known as ornamental kale/cabbage) are easy care and require only weekly watering once established. They are edible, but not as tasty as the varieties grown to eat.



Ornamental kale comes in several varieties, including some with dark purple leaves.

The ornamental kale shown in the top photo is ‘Glamour Red’ F1, Cool Season Bedding Plant Award Winner 2011, All-America Selections. Photo courtesy AAS.

Type of Plant: Annual

Distinguishing Characteristics: Looks like the kind we plant to eat, but has rosy and/or white ornamental foliage.

Water Use: Low

Flower Color: Various

Sun/Location: Full Sun