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Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by SCL, Dec 18, 2001.

  1. SCL

    SCL LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 543

    I was in toward the windy city yesterday and saw several sites where they had planted a cabbage looking plant that I'm unfamiliar with. They were very pretty and still had very nice color for this time of year. Some were reddish purple and some were white. What is this stuff? Zone 5 hardiness by the way.
  2. Stonehenge

    Stonehenge LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 1,277


    In PA you find it EVERYWHERE. Not much in Wisconsin, though.

    It certainly does stand out this time of year.
  3. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,144

    I plant kale at my accounts ussually in late october after mums have finished blooming. Kale is hardy till about January here.
  4. Turfdude

    Turfdude LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,900

    Thehave both flowering cabbage ad kale. Tey are considered winter annuals and are fairy hardy. vaiable for planting here in October, and if we have a milder than usual winter, they'll make it through to spring.
  5. SCL

    SCL LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 543

    Thank you all very much. After looking it up it is a very interesting plant. You gotta love learning something new like this.
  6. Lanelle

    Lanelle LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,361

    These are also called Ornamental Cabbage and Kale. The color is in the leaves so it really isn't a flower.
  7. Atlantic Lawn

    Atlantic Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Outer Banks NC
    Posts: 939

    We use ornamental cabbage and kale in place of pansies as winter color. If you get them in early you get nice graowth and a much better filling effect in your beds.

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