Common name: Sea kale, sea cole, seakale, sea colewort, crambe
Crambe maritima is found in the Perennial Garden. Its gray-blue leaves are edible, and it was a fashionable food in 19th century Europe. One of the gardeners uses the stems in a stir fry! It differs from C. cordifolia in that both leaves and flowers are more sprawling. It attracts bees and is a good pollinator plant.
Photos by Hughie Jones