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Crambe maritima

For sale by Barracott Plants

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Sea Kale. This dramatic plant can be found wild on pebble beaches. Hence well-drained soil and is salt tolerant. 1 to 1.5 m glaucous blue cabbage-like leaves. Mass of small white flowers.

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2 litres

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Common names

Sea kale


Crambe maritima (Sea kale). A spreading robust small perennial which forms a silvery green mound of cabbage-like, toothed and lobed leaves with curled and crisped margins. In late spring and summer it produces dense, spikes of honey-scented creamy white flowers to 75 cm tall. The young leafy shoots are cooked like asparagus, and often blanched to lessen the bitterness.

Interest and use

Culinary, borders. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Crambe maritima | Gunnislake, Cornwall, PL18 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

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