Coined from the Greek word for “cabbage,” this Brassica-related genus is relatively small, including about 20 annual and perennial species that bear dense racemes composed of minute flowers atop mostly leafless stems. Our European Crambe selections combine a commanding garden-worthy presence with easy-care sensibility.
As it translates, “cabbage-style, heart-shaped foliage” is accurate but misses the big picture, and we mean big. Handsome, crisp green leaves, each measuring 12 to 14 in. long and wide, form a 2 to 3 ft. mound. A single stem, nearly 3 ft. tall, hosts a giant spray of tiny flowers, a loose haze of filigree in Paleolithic proportions. When cut, the fragrant blossom works like Baby’s Breath. Dynamic as a specimen or background plant, Crambe adds high drama, even humor, to any situation.
Size: 3' 0" high x 2' 0" – 3' 0" wide.
Hardy to zone 5.