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Crambe maritima - Blue Sea Kale

More About Crambe maritima

  • Although this plant is edible, it is primarily grown for its aesthetic appeal
  • Clusters of white flowers are held on sturdy stems
  • Leathery, ruffled, blue foliage
  • Bloom Time: Early to midsummer

Zone:

4

Height:

60-90 cm

Spread:

50-60 cm

Colour:

White
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Blue Sea Kale Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in a rich, fertile, average to moist soil, that is well-drained. Thrives in full sun, but does well in partial shade. Once established, it becomes quite drought tolerant due to the deep, taproots. Best left undisturbed once established. Naturally found along seashores and is considered to be salt tolerant.


Crambe maritima Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Edible
Edible
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Fragrant
Fragrant
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Blue

Landscape uses

Herbal garden