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Kale - 'Red Bor' (Ornamental Kale)

Type Herbaceous flower, Herb, Culinary, Evergreen
Form Ground-Hugging Rounded Clump, Architectural Form
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Purple Foliage
Care Regular Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy, Seaside Friendly
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Kale:

  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Kale

  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers
  • Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils

Design & Plant Use for Kale:

  • Compact evergreen plant suitable for container planting
  • Evergreen plant with attractive foliage for winter interest
  • Ideal for planting within the herb garden
  • Herbaceous plant with culinary usage

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Common Missspellings: Kaile, Kayle, Kayel, Kayle, Cale, Cayle