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PlantFiles: Perennial Kale
Brassica oleracea var. ramosa 'Daubenton Panache'

Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Brassica (BRAS-ee-ka) (Info)
Species: oleracea var. ramosa
Cultivar: Daubenton Panache
Additional cultivar information: (aka Daubenton Panaché, d'Aubenton panaché)

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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings

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 saya On Jan 30, 2009, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

This variegated perennial kale 'd' Aubenton panaché’ aka 'Daubenton Panaché' is a perennial leaf version of brassicas. You can cut its juicy leaves whole year for culinary uses. It is a non flowering plant that spreads by shoots and is propagated by cuttings. This kale was common grown already in medieval times, but nowadays a little forgotten. It can get old.. fourty years is possible. Its name 'd'Aubenton' (or simply Daubenton) means literally 'from Aubenton'. Aubenton is a commune in the department of Aisne in Picardie in northern France. 'Panaché' is the French word for the variegation on its leaves.


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

Davis, California

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