Herein, is there a plant that looks like cabbage?
Flowers that look like cabbage heads are called ornamental cabbage (brassica oleracea). Planted in the fall and winter when many of the summer blooms are fading or gone, they add often striking colors of red, purple, pink and green to the garden. The leaves have attractive textured and ruffled leaves.
Then, does ornamental cabbage grow back?
The plant with the large smooth leaves is considered the ornamental cabbage while the plant with the fringed ruffled leaves is considered the ornamental kale. They are considered an annual which means they will not grow back the following season.
How do I know what type of succulent I have?
Here are some of the plant characteristics to look for when identifying succulents:
- Leaf – shape, size and thickness.
- Color – of leaves, flowers or stems.
- Markings or bumps on the leaves.
- Flower – shape, color, number of blooms and petals.
- Stem – color, texture, length.
- Ciliate hairs.
- Epicuticular wax.
- Spikes, spines or smooth.
Lack of Sunlight
Succulents stretch out when they aren’t getting enough sunlight. You’ll first notice the succulent start to turn and bend toward the light source. Then as it continues to grow it will get taller with more space between the leaves.
Once a cabbage plant bolts, a head will not form — but you can still eat the leaves! Harvest them as soon as possible, or they’ll start to taste bitter.
Most grow about 18 inches tall and wide, so use them in the front of beds or as borders around other ornamentals or edibles. Give them full sun to part shade in hotter climates. They need moist, well-drained, slightly acidic soil where the pH measures from 5.8 to 6.5.
Once acclimated in a site, ornamental cabbages and kale can survive temperatures as low as 5°F, so plants may last well into November and December.