The family is cruciferous. Plant height up to 60cm with white-green, dark purple, lilac, blue corrugated leaves. Light-loving, cold resistant. It grows well on fertile soils. Short forms are used for curbs, higher - in group planting. Leaves are widely used to decorate dishes.
Sowing and planting ornamental cabbage
Ornamental cabbage can be planted in the ground directly if purchased in a nursery pot, but it can also be sown in spring.
Sow at the end of spring in a nursery and transplant directly to the plot about 1 month after sowing.
Placing them usually happens in spring, after the last frost spells. Bury the root crown deep, because the head of ornamental cabbage can grow quite heavy.
It is also possible to sow directly in the ground when the last frosts are past, towards May or June.
Ornamental cabbage loves rather rich and cool soil. Avoid waterlogged soil in winter. A good deal of sunlight is preferable, even though it can tolerate part sun. Space plants at least 20 inches (50 cm) apart.
Potted ornamental cabbage is ideal for garden boxes, pots and other containers. It makes for a perfect addition to terraces and balconies in any region.