Perennial Kale
Brassica oleracea var. ramosa 'Daubenton'

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

Category:

Vegetables

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Aromatic

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Gardeners' Notes:

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

This perennial kale 'd' Aubenton aka 'Daubenton' 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.