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Crampe (flowering sea kale)

I have planted  Crampe (flowering sea kale) this  spring (after seeing Monte planting it on GW), I have put a thick level of grit in the bottom of the planting hole and is in partial shade but it doesn't seem to be flowering in the way i had hoped with masses of 'cloud like' flowers, am I being impatient? Any suggestions pls 


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,324

    Like many large perennials it takes a few years to develop to it's full magnificence ... the RHS website suggests 2-5 years to ultimate height 

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 3,445

    Hi celia,

    It's crambe, not crampe.image

    A plant rarely seen in ornamental gardens, I wonder why. Does anyone on this forum grow it?

    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489

    A neighbour has one.  It took two years to flower and is now a lovely plant.

    SW Scotland
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  • debs64debs64 West Midlands, on the edge of the Black Country Posts: 4,210

    Had a gorgeous crambe a few years ago until the cabbage white butterflies found it and reduced the leaves to green lace! 

  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 7,726

    Green lace is pretty!

  • Thank you all for your replies, I'm fairly new to this gardening 'malarkey' I just going to learn to have patience and not expect that every plant I plant to look like the example online instantly 

  • debs64debs64 West Midlands, on the edge of the Black Country Posts: 4,210

    To be fair it was very beautiful before the caterpillars and I do love butterflies so i let them off! 

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