Move over, dinosaur kale.
Kosmic Kale isn't just edible and pretty like the culinary world's beloved lacinato, it's dual-toned! Introduced for the first time nationally in 2014 by SuperNaturals, this standout kale has an attractive, upright form and green-and-white ruffled leaves that can be harvested continuously throughout the season.
Dick Degenhardt of Boskoop, Netherlands, bred this variety for its variegated leaves. Plants are propagated by root cuttings and don't produce seed.
Plant seedlings 18 to 24 inches apart for best results; harvest young and mature leaves for use as garnishes or additions to stir-fry dishes and salads.
Common name: Kosmic Kale
Light: Full to partial sun
Height: 24 inches
Width: 30 inches
Where to buy and learn more: Garden Life