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Great Container Garden Plant - Flowering Kale

By November 11, 2008

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container gardening picture close-up of purple flowering kale
Flowering Kale
Photo © Kerry Michaels

Before this year I never particularly liked flowering cabbages or kales, but now Iíve changed my mind. I think they rock. I love the colors and the wild, spiky leaves. I also love that the colors intensify as it gets colder, particularly after a few frosts.

Flowering kale is not a timid plant. It has these radical textures and can look great alone or with other more sedate looking plants.

One of the keys to making a successful container garden with flowering kale is to not be afraid of being bold. Try putting them in unconventional containers. I have put them in funky shallow baskets as well as a modern, brushed aluminum window boxes and both looked great.

These are really whacky plants so my advice is to have fun with them.


November 21, 2008 at 7:59 pm
(1) Karen says:

Beautiful website Kerry! Thanks for sharing it with us! Megan and Karen.

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