Crambe cordifolia at Digging Dog
As it translates, “cabbage-like, 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.
- Blooms June–July.
- Size: 3′ high x 2’–3′ wide; hardy to zone 5.