2 thoughts on “Late season punch!”

  1. http://www.finegardening.com/plantguide/brassica-oleracea-ornamental-cabbage.aspx

    http://www.arhomeandgarden.org/plantoftheweek/articles/ornamental_kale.htm

    Thanks for your comment Libby. You’re right that they look like cabbage and I should have identified them as such. We know ‘kales’ as having longer, more upright leaves and no distinct round centre.

    But as ornamentals, they are both known by the same Latin name, Brassica oleracea, and the common name ornamental cabbage/kale have been used interchangeably. Most have ruffled leaves and shades of pink in their foliage and not considered edible. These plants look like they might even be edible cabbages, but planted as decorative annuals!

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