DSC_0149   Ornamental Cabbage and Kale (Brassica oleracea) are beautiful, and edible, plants that add colorful foliage and light hues to your winter garden. Although these plants are edible, most gardeners grow these decorative vegetables for the dark green leaves and contrasting whites and deep purple hues. Ornamental Cabbage and Kale can be grown in almost any environment but like cool temperatures and become the most colorful in the fall.

When planting into the ground, space 12-15 inches apart and dig into the soil to about 8 inches. Use tighter spacing in colder regions, because plants won’€™t grow as quickly. Plant in full sun to part shade. Most Ornamental Cabbage and Kale planted in the fall will last until late winter. Ornamental Cabbage and Kale is not grown for taste, but decoration, although it is edible. These plants will grow to about 1-1.5 feet high, and spread out just as much. Mixed with fall pansies, these seasonal favorites remind us of the fall season and add vibrant colors and textures to the garden.

Wiesner Bros. Nursery Inc. has a full array of pansies, mums, decorative cabbages, and more in our 8 acre nursery. We also have a wide variety of trees and shrubs, along with a fully stocked garden center for your convenience. For four generations, Wiesner Bros. Inc. has been serving Staten Island. We help you create your dream garden for your dream home. No other Landscaping company on Staten Island can compare. Come in for a visit, and speak with our knowledgeable staff for the latest tips on Horticulture.