Common Name: Flowering kale, Flowering cabbage, Ornamental cabbage, Ornamental kale. Flowering kale is a species of the kale family, but is also known as a flowering cabbage. Flowering Kale and Cabbage do not produce flowers but have very attractive and decorative foliage. They look like one very large ruffled rose! The attractive leaves of this plant range in shades of pink, rose, magenta and white to creamy-yellow. It is a fine plant to add color to your garden during the fall and early winter months.