Crambe cordifolia

A huge froth of scented white flowers for most of summer, creating a #Mecca for butterflies and bees. More
1 x 9cm pot 510640-1 £8.50 Delivery late February
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3 x 9cm pots 510640-3 £22.95 Delivery late February
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A huge froth of scented white flowers for most of summer. It looks like a cloud has landed in your garden to create a Mecca for butterflies and bees.

Genus Crambe
Group/Species cordifolia
Type Hardy Perennial
Common Name Greater sea kale
Border Position Back
Soil Type Acid, Alkaline, Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained, Well-drained
Height 1.8m (6ft)
Spacing 1.3m (4ft 3in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant out in autumn or early spring, choose a spot in full sun or part shade in fertile, well-drained soil. Deep-rooted and not well-suited to growing in containers. Dislikes being moved so plant out in final poistion.
Care Tips Cut down to the ground in autumn and apply a generous mulch of well-rotted manure or garden compost around the plant in spring.
Flowering June - July
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest

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Crambe cordifolia reviews

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Reviewed 21st April 2020 by Maureen

Please see previous review.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Marilynn

very small specimen, again would not have bought if seen in nursery, but doubt if it would be on sale at this size. My fault for buying ,it was as described.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Sandra

The plants were fine, maybe a bit more information about the size they grow to. The slugs ate two of them

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Reviewed 30th November 2018 by Adriana

The foliage did get eaten by some caterpillars, hope to get some flowers next year.

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Reviewed 25th November 2018 by Rosalind

Plant was not vigorous. Hanging on so far this winter but I’m not sure it will flourish next year

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Reviewed 23rd November 2018 by Jeanette

These leaves are adored by our army of hungry snails!

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Reviewed 22nd November 2018 by Td Horler

This didn't do a lot but am hoping it will establish well and grow well in the future.

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Diane

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Reviewed 8th November 2018 by Pauline

Sadly this was a total no show , I think it was affected by the very hot summer. It grew a few leaves but that was all the progress it made over 3 months.

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Reviewed 31st October 2018 by Ken

This plant was very successful, to successful it outgrew it position rapidly, again my fault. Now has been consigned to the naughty step part of the garden where it is sulking.

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Reviewed 3rd October 2018 by Norma

Good and bad. The dahlias have been and still are, wonderful.
Unfortunately, my peony never made it and I am still hoping for the freesia bulbs to perform!

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Reviewed 20th September 2018 by Janet

Didn't come up but maybe the heat was to blame.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for leaving your review. We are very sorry to hear of your disappointment with your Crambe Cordifolia and have refunded you for them."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by June

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Jennifer

Cobeaeas were a disaster and did nothing.Crambes put out leaves but no flowers.I am disappointed as I kept an eye on them.

Crambe Cordifolia

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Reviewed 4th August 2018 by farideh Fraser

Bought 3 plants 2018. However i know from experience that When it decides to oblige then it is fabulous and breath taking indeed. However, this year out of 3 planted only 2 are growing and so late in season still no sign of flowers. Snails seemed to have had a field day too on the leaves.I think this year the weather has been very unkind. I Plan to dig the 2 out and protect in green house and replant next year with the hope that it will be as it should .......magnificent

Crambe cordifolia second year

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Reviewed 14th June 2018 by Fenella Rouse

Planted 3 of these last year (2017) and they produced good leaves. Two survived the hard winter. Spring was late this year but although they look well there are no signs of any flowers and it is mid-June 2018. Any thoughts?