Many varieties of Flowering Cabbage are available at this period of the year, with green outer leaves and white, pink or purple centers. They are not flowers but beautifully colored leaves.
Ornamental Kale plants have fringed leaf margins being even more beautiful than these flowering cabbages in the picture. Some cultivars have a dainty look with feathery leaves.
Ornamental cabbage and flowering kale are beautiful and interesting additions to any flower bouquet, during the cold season.
Like other plants in the Brassica family, these flowering cabbages and kale plants are edible as well, though not so tasty as the well known vegetables.