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Ornamental Cabbage and Kale, Red Mustard

Brassica sp.

kale red mustard

For great fall color to replace tired annuals, consider using ornamental cabbages and kales or red mustard. These are easily started from seed in late July and will be ready for fall planting in September. They enjoy the cool days of fall with color often intensifying as it gets cooler. Because they are frost tolerant, look for them to last wel into fall and perhaps early winter it temperatures stay above 20 degrees.

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