BRASSICA OLERACEA ‘DAZZLING BLUE’
Dark-leaved kales, such as the popular ‘Nero di Toscana’, are now often used as much in the f lower border as the vegetable garden. This one has beautiful blue-green leaves with red veins and the intensity of the colour increases in cold weather. It even withstands frost. In spring it blooms abundantly with soft yellow f lowers, then after f lowering the following May it is over, in time to grow new plants from seeds for the new season. It is also a good plant for attracting pollinating insects.
Height 90cm. Origin Garden origin (species coastal areas of southern and western Europe). Conditions Moist but well-drained soil; full sun. Hardiness RHS H5, USDA 2a-11. Season of interest Year round.