My brother gave Mum a flower arrangement for Mother's Day, 7 weeks ago.
In the center was this lovely mauve coloured stem of ornamental Kale.
It was quite large and very pretty.
Over the next 2 weeks the flowers slowly died......
all except the Kale.
7 weeks later it is still alive......it has lost a few leaves....but it is still alive and still looks lovely.
I think this is an amazing plant.....this purple-green variety is ornamental and used for floral display.
Most varieties of kale are used for cattle fodder. The curled leaf forms,curled kale or Scotch kale are used in cooking or salads. Kale is a loose-leaved form of cabbage and is also known as borecole.
I'm curious to see how long it lasts in a vase.
Have a good week
Barb from Australia