Flowers Kale, Ornamental

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Ornamental Kale Seed

Product ID: 1471

For cool-season bouquets. Red center.

Florists love these small-headed, leaf-type cabbages. They will grow successfully wherever temperatures become sufficiently cool. Very long vase life. Also known as flowering kale and ornamental cabbage. Ht. 24-36". Avg. 9,800 seeds/oz. Packet: 50 seeds.

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Packet

$4.10
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250 Seeds

$5.30
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500 Seeds

$8.45
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1,000 Seeds

$15.85
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5,000 Seeds

$65.45
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10,000 Seeds

$118.30
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Additional Information

DAYS TO GERMINATION: 10-14 days at 70°F (21°C).

SOWING: Transplant (recommended): Sow directly in cell packs 4-6 weeks before planting outside. Cover seed with 1/4" of soil. After germination, grow seedlings at 60°F (21°C) for 3-4 weeks. Harden off one week before planting outside. Plants must be set out several weeks before the first fall frost.
Direct seed: Sow 3 months before expected fall frost, 2 seeds per hole, 6" apart and 1/4" deep. Thin to one plant per hole.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Once plants are about 10-12" tall, remove the lower leaves. Repeat 3 or 4 times as the plants grow taller. Provide horizontal netting to prevent the plants from falling over, as they become top heavy.

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Moist, well-drained soil. Discontinue fertilizing once plants begin to color.

PLANT SPACING: 6". Plants spaced more than 6" will produce heads that are too large for cut flower use.

HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.

HARVEST: Kale should have a 6" head on a 24" stem with good coloring. Plants will begin to color once temps. drop below 50°F.

USES: Long-lasting cut flower.

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Brassica oleracea

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Quick Facts

Latin Name
Brassica oleracea
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.
90 - 110 Days
Life Cycle
Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Annual
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.
Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Open Pollinated
Product Features
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Variety good for fresh cut-flower displays.
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets