I spotted this colewort at White Flower Farm‘s display gardens in Litchfield, Connecticut, a couple of years ago and fell madly in love. Colewort (Crambe cordifolia, USDA Hardiness Zones 6-9) grows up to 8 feet tall and 5 feet wide and flaunts billowing clouds of small white flowers starting in late spring. The AHS encyclopedia says that the large leaves die down in mid- to late summer, which makes me wonder what I’ll do with that blank space in my small garden come August. Any suggestions?
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