- The first is the floral cabbage rose, which is an old-fashioned variety of genuine rose. It has many petals densely packed so the shape of it resembles a cabbage head.
- The second is what I call the vegetable cabbage rose. Also known as ornamental cabbage or ornamental kale, it's a variety of these familiar vegetables that's bred for beauty rather than flavor - although apparently it's still edible!
The two types of cabbage rose often look so similar, it's difficult to tell one from the other in photos. Here are some pictures to show the range of these interesting members of the plant kingdom:
from Wikimedia Commons