Kamome Red Flowering Cabbage
F1 hybrid. A very deep red with dark green outer leaves, a bit over a foot wide. Plants are dependably uniform and color improves after a frost. A standout in the autumn garden that will work well with mums.
Germination: 6-10 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 65-70ºF
Seed Planting Depth: Sow 1/4" deep
Starting Indoors: Start indoors 6-8 weeks before transplanting outdoors, 3-4 months before full-sized heads are needed, or 3-4 months before your first fall frost date. Transplant 12" apart.
Sowing Outdoors: Around the last frost date or 3-4 months before your first fall frost date. Sow 2-3 seeds every 12", thin to the strongest seedling.
Height and Width: 8-12" by 12-14"
Spacing: 12-14" apart
Light Needs: Sun
Soil Needs: Fertile, well-drained
Approximate days to flower from seed: 90-100 days
Uses: Bedding plant, containers, fall color
Care: Water seedlings regularly until established. Amend soil with compost before transplanting. The color of the leaves deepens when temperatures fall under 50ºF.