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    Ornamental Kale, Crane Pink Hybrid

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    Cut-flower kale is a delight in fall arrangements.

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    Just when you thought the cut flower season was ending, try something that gets better and better as the temperatures drop: ornamental kale! ‘Crane Pink’ is a tall variety particularly bred for cut flower arrangements, with vivid pink centers that intensify in color as temperatures cool down. For stronger, straighter stems, provide some support and remove the lower leaves as the kale grows taller. Then pick and enjoy your long-lasting “winter rose” indoors in a vase – but not in a salad!
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    Ornamental Kale, Crane Pink Hybrid
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    Item #: 25045
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    Product properties

    Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

    Full Sun

    Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

    24-35 inches

    Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

    6-12 inches

    Ornamental Use Ways in which the product may be used in the garden for ornamental effect.

    Cut Flowers

    Life Cycle This refers to whether a plant is an annual, biennial or perennial. Annuals complete their life cycles in one year; biennials produce foliage the first year and bloom and go to seed the second year; perennials can live for more than two years.


    Growth Habit The genetic tendency of a plant to grow in a certain shape, such as vining or bush like.



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    How to Sow and Plant

    Planting from Transplants in Fall:

    • Kale prefers a rich, well-drained soil, and can tolerate some shade. Avoid areas where any member of the cabbage family grew the year before. May also be planted in containers, including window boxes.
    • Prepare the bed by turning the soil under to a depth of 8 inches. Level with a rake to remove clumps of grass and stones.
    • Dig a hole for each plant large enough to amply accommodate the root ball. Space plants 1-1½ feet apart in rows 2 feet apart.
    • Carefully remove the plant from its pot and gently loosen the root ball with your hands to encourage good root development.
    • Place the top of the root ball even with the level of the surrounding soil. Fill with soil to the top of the root ball. Press soil down firmly with your hand.
    • Use the plant tag as a location marker.
    • Thoroughly water and apply a light mulch layer on top of the soil (1-2 inches) to conserve water and reduce weeds.
    • Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space and nutrients, so control them by either cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their seeds from germinating. Avoid disturbing the soil around the plants when weeding.
    • Keep plants well watered during dry periods to promote rapid, uninterrupted growth.
    • Monitor for pests and diseases. Check with your local Cooperative Extension Service for pest controls recommended for your area. While small, floating row covers will help to keep pests at bay.

    Harvest and Preserving Tips

    • The color of ornamental kale will intensify once the plants are exposed to frost.
    • Ornamental kale can survive a light frost.
    • Once the ground freezes its growing season is complete.
    Full Sun
    24-35 inches
    6-12 inches
    Ornamental Use
    Cut Flowers
    Life Cycle
    Growth Habit
    Sow Method
    Direct Sow/Indoor Sow