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Brassica oleracea (Acephala Group) 'Rose Crane' (Crane Series) (Ornamental kale 'Rose Crane')

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skill rating
4 hours care
per year
0.9m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Brassica oleracea (Acephala Group) 'Rose Crane' (Crane Series)

Other names

Brassica oleracea (Acephala Group) 'Crane Rose', Ornamental cabbage 'Rose Crane', Flowering kale 'Rose Crane', Cut flower kale 'Rose Crane', Ornamental kale 'Rose Crane'

Genus

Brassica Brassica

Variety or Cultivar

'Rose Crane' _ 'Rose Crane' is an evergreen, short-lived perennial, often grown as an ornamental annual, with a stout stem bearing a small, dense rosette of rounded, scalloped, grey-green leaves surrounding reddish-pink inner leaves.


Brassica oleracea (Acephala Group) 'Rose Crane' (Crane Series) is: Evergreen

Habit

Rosette

Foliage

Grey-green, Reddish pink, Variegated in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Cabbage caterpillars , Cabbage gall weevil , Cabbage stem flea beetle , Cabbage whitefly , Chafer grubs in lawns , Cutworms , Diamond-back moth , Flea beetles , Mealy cabbage aphid , Slugs , Snails , Swede midge Cabbage caterpillars , Cabbage gall weevil , Cabbage stem flea beetle , Cabbage whitefly , Chafer grubs in lawns , Cutworms , Diamond-back moth , Flea beetles , Mealy cabbage aphid , Slugs , Snails , Swede midge

Black rot , Downy mildew , Foot and root rot , Grey mould , Leaf spot , White blister Black rot , Downy mildew , Foot and root rot , Grey mould , Leaf spot , White blister

General care

Pruning

If grown for a cut flower, once the plants reach 30cm tall, remove the lower leaves. Repeat 3-4 more times as stems get taller.

Propagation

Direct sow 3-4 months before full-sized plants are needed and at least 6-10 weeks before first frost in expected. Seeds should germinate in 1-2 weeks. Thin about 45 cm apart when seedlings are 6-8cm tall.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Brassica oleracea (Acephala Group) 'Rose Crane' (Crane Series) (Ornamental kale 'Rose Crane') will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.6m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Containers, Cottage/Informal

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, well-drained, preferably alkaline soil in full sun. Tolerates partial shade. Protect from strong afternoon sun in hot areas. Add lime to acid soil prior to planting. Water regularly. Leaf colour is best in cool temperatures, particularly in autumn. Plants will bolt to seed in hot weather. Susceptible to powdery mildew in prolonged wet weather.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

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Botanical name

Brassica oleracea (Acephala Group) 'Rose Crane' (Crane Series)

Other names

Brassica oleracea (Acephala Group) 'Crane Rose', Ornamental cabbage 'Rose Crane', Flowering kale 'Rose Crane', Cut flower kale 'Rose Crane', Ornamental kale 'Rose Crane'

Genus

Brassica Brassica

Variety or Cultivar

'Rose Crane' _ 'Rose Crane' is an evergreen, short-lived perennial, often grown as an ornamental annual, with a stout stem bearing a small, dense rosette of rounded, scalloped, grey-green leaves surrounding reddish-pink inner leaves.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Rosette


Colour

Foliage

Grey-green, Reddish pink, Variegated in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Cabbage caterpillars , Cabbage gall weevil , Cabbage stem flea beetle , Cabbage whitefly , Chafer grubs in lawns , Cutworms , Diamond-back moth , Flea beetles , Mealy cabbage aphid , Slugs , Snails , Swede midge

Specific diseases

Black rot , Downy mildew , Foot and root rot , Grey mould , Leaf spot , White blister

General care

Pruning

If grown for a cut flower, once the plants reach 30cm tall, remove the lower leaves. Repeat 3-4 more times as stems get taller.

Propagation

Direct sow 3-4 months before full-sized plants are needed and at least 6-10 weeks before first frost in expected. Seeds should germinate in 1-2 weeks. Thin about 45 cm apart when seedlings are 6-8cm tall.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Brassica oleracea (Acephala Group) 'Rose Crane' (Crane Series) (Ornamental kale 'Rose Crane') will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.6m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Containers, Cottage/Informal

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, well-drained, preferably alkaline soil in full sun. Tolerates partial shade. Protect from strong afternoon sun in hot areas. Add lime to acid soil prior to planting. Water regularly. Leaf colour is best in cool temperatures, particularly in autumn. Plants will bolt to seed in hot weather. Susceptible to powdery mildew in prolonged wet weather.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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