Thanks for posting this question on my recent rose sucker post. I’ve looked at the post that you are referring to and the original that it was copied and plagiarized from (on About.com). Both are incorrect and are a testimony that you cannot believe everything that you read on the internet!
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Today’s new AAS variety is Glamour Red F1 Hybrid Ornamental Kale. This is All-America Selections’ first winning kale (edible or ornamental) in seventy-eight years of trialing! ‘Glamour Red’ is an excellent achievement in breeding for its unique shiny leaves. The waxless quality of the leaves makes them shiny with a more intense, vivid color as compared to existing ornamental brassicas. Judges noted that the shiny foliage is striking in the landscape and it out-performed comparisons with outstanding success. It is a fringed leaf typeBrassica oleracea with flower head size of 10 to 12 inches. This full sun annual will bloom 90 days from sowing seed to first color. Leaf coloring begins when night temperatures fall below 55°F for approximately two weeks. Expect good disease tolerance in all regions and frost tolerant blooms from November to March in warmer climates. Bred by Takii & Co., Ltd.
AAS® Winner Data Genus species: Brassica oleracea Common name: Ornamental kale Unique qualities: Non-waxy shiny leaves, brighter color tone Flower size: Head size is 10 to 12 inches Flower form: Fringed leaf type Flower color: Purple Foliage color: Green Plant height: 12 inches Plant width: 14 inches Garden location: Full sun Garden spacing: 12 inches apart Length of time from sowing seed to flower: 90 days (for leaf coloring) Closest comparisons on market: ‘Kamome Red’ and ‘Nagoya Red’