Crambe cordifolia description:
An architectural plant to create a mass of white hazy flowers in the summer.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
Good for wildlife in general.
Can tolerate a coastal aspect with a certain amount of salt laden air.
How easy is it to grow:
This is good for the back of a border, cottage garden, wildlife garden.or rough area, and it is very easy. The leaves can get very tatty so it is best put behind other plants that mask the chewed up leaves.
This has won the RHS Award of Garden Merit . To win this impressive accolade the plants must have outstanding excellence for decorating a garden, be robust, not require highly specialist growing conditions or care and not be particularly susceptible to any pest or disease.
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Common names: Flowering Sea Kale, or Greater Sea Kale, or Heart-Leaved Colewort.
The best position in the garden:
Sun or semi shade.
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, will fill a very large gap.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable soil, also chalky soil and acidic soil.
How much moisture:
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Leaves can get small, multiple holes caused by Flea Beetles.
Slugs and snails can disfigure the leaves.
Trim hard in the autumn.
Size of plant:
Height 1.8 metres.
Spread 1.5 metres.
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 Royal Horticultural Society