Flowering Cabbage, Ornamental Kale, Collard, Cole
Brassica oleracea var. acephala 'Osaka Red'

Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Brassica (BRAS-ee-ka) (Info)
Species: oleracea var. acephala
Cultivar: Osaka Red

Category:

Vegetables

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Burgundy

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Mid Winter

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Variegated

Veined

Good Fall Color

Provides winter interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Seward, Alaska

Saint Cloud, Florida

Canton, Georgia

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Nov 29, 2005, Weezingreens from Seward, AK (Zone 3b) wrote:

These rich colored ornamentals add lots of color in the off season. Here in Seward, Alaska, our mild summers allow us to enjoy their color all summer, but when fall arrives, the cool weather brings out the deep rich colors.