This is the time of year when flower gardens start to look tired. However there are a few plants that love the cooler temperatures and brighten the fall garden. Chrysanthemums, asters, pansies and ornamental kale are some popular fall selections.
Ornamental kale, Brassica oleracea var. acephala, adds a splash of color during the fall and early winter. This is one of the few plants that offer color with foliage rather than flowers. Leaves are produced in a tight rosette and can be curly, ruffled or featherlike. The outer leaves are typically blue-green while the centers are brightly colored red, pink, purple, green, yellow-green or creamy white.
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Text – Illinois Times