Ornamental Kale

I bought ornamental kale at the garden shop this morning – their beauty made them hard to resist.

Ornamental kale is sometimes referred to ornamental cabbage and can be found in a variety of colours like purple, white and red. If kept indoors they prefer a cool, well lit room.

Apparently they are edible. Although they take the shape of a flower they are actually foliage. Kale and cabbage are both members of the cabbage family. The difference between kale and cabbage is that kale forms a flower and cabbage does not.

There is another difference though, kale is beautiful but I certainly can’t say the same for cabbage!

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