Grow the Best-Looking Fall Garden Ever
Kale (Brassica oleracea) is a showy plant that thrives in cool temperatures. Plant it in early fall for rich color throughout the season; color will intensify with the first few frosts. Leaves range from pink and purple to green and white; leaf shape can be ruffled, curly or flat. Ornamental cabbage is similar and can be mixed with ornamental kale in a bed or container. Both like full sun and are grown as annuals in the Midwest.