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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

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6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter
Mid Winter

Grown for foliage
Good Fall Color

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest

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

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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Weezingreens 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.


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

Seward, Alaska
Saint Cloud, Florida
Canton, Georgia

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