Ornamental Kale / Borecole
Peacock Red: Finely serrated, purplish-blue leaves resemble that of the edible kale varieties. Although the foliage is more kale-like in appearance, it still radiates outward, forming a symmetrical, cabbage-like head. As temperatures cool, the center foliage turns a vibrant rosy pink with bright white highlights.
Ornamental cabbages and kales are a perfect foliage addition to any autumnal container or garden planting. Easy to care for and long lived, many varieties thrive through the first few frosts in our region. Grow in full sun and keep well-watered. As temperatures continue to drop, vibrant reds, pinks, purples and whites radiate from the center of each head.
Lower leaves are prone to yellowing or spotting and can be removed as they age and decline. Ornamental cabbages and kales are also prone to cabbage moths, but can easily be preemptively treated with organic pesticides such as BT.