5-6 feet tall
Approx. 50 seeds per pack
An attractive plant and an interesting history! Introduced in the 1890’s, it is a magnificent ornamental flint corn from Japan. Japonica striped maize plant has variegated leaves striped with green, yellow, pink, and white with dark purple tassels and burgundy kernels. It is a perfect border for your garden and the vibrant colors develop better when plants are widely spaced. Can be ground for corn meal.
Sow seeds outdoors 1" deep, 4" apart after danger of frost has passed. Germination in 4-21 days. For good pollination and full ears, plant in blocks of 3-6 rows, 36-48" apart, instead of in one long row. Thin seedlings to 8" apart. Corn is a heavy feeder and does best in well-drained fertile soil with plenty of water.