Common Names: Flowering Kale, Ornamental Cabbage
This item is sold by the stem in multiples of 5.
The popularity of using green kale in floral bouquets and arrangements has grown considerably due to its beautiful shape, rich color and flowerlike characteristic. Also known as flowering kale or ornamental cabbage, kale is available with a pale green center or a greenish-pink center. The dense layers of leaves and round silhouette bear a striking resemblance to a rose, peony and even ranunculus. Kale makes a striking addition to any floral design. These year-round wonders work in all types of bouquets — from rustic to romantic, casual to elaborate. They also look stunning grouped in bunches on their own, for the bride who is looking for something other than traditional wedding blooms. To achieve a rustic flair, group kale with mums accented with hypericum berries, fiddlehead fern and scabiosa pods. For something with a bit of whimsy pair them with cockscomb, hydrangeas and cotton. For an earthly palette complement them with succulents. When you want to set the stage for a romantic theme, group them with garden roses and hydrangea for a full, lush arrangement. Placing them in warm water will help them to open faster.
Size: 6"-8" bloom
Vase Life: 5-10 days, depending on environmental conditions
Availability: July through January
Suggestions: Kale is perfect for creating rustic DIY bouquets. Its size adds volume and body to any DIY arrangement, and the color is easy to integrate with yellow, red and purple. For a summery bouquet add sunflowers and purple stock.