Corn Ornamental Striped Japonica Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Corn Ornamental Striped Japonica Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Zea mays var. japonica

Item #2038

85 days. This beautiful, 5'-6' tall, ornamental heirloom corn dates back to at least the mid-1800s when it was brought to America from Japan. It has green, variegated leaves with pink, creamy white, and yellow stripes and dark purple tassels. A striking backdrop to a flowerbed or vegetable garden. Its cobs produce dark burgundy kernels that can be dried and saved for autumn displays or ground into a richly colored cornmeal.

This packet sows up to 17 ft.

Seedling Image

Full sun

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
A group of
2 seeds
every 18"

Row Spacing:

When 4" tall,
thin to
1 every 18"

When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost, and when soil temperature is at least 60°F; ideally 65°?90°F.

When to start inside: Not recommended

Special sowing instructions: Since pollination occurs by wind, corn should be sown in short, parallel rows or blocks.

Artist: Donna Clement

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