Seeds - Corn, Japonica OG


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Description: A colourful, eye-catching ornamental corn with green, white, yellow and pink variegated leaves that have deeper colour when plants are widely-spaced. The beautiful display is topped off by fireworks of dark purple tassels. The kernels are burgundy. An heirloom dating back to the 1890’s. The kernels are edible as popcorn!

Pack Size: 25 seeds

Latin Name: Zea mays
Alternative Names: Variegated Corn / Striped-Leafed Japanese Maize
Main Uses: Ornamental - does not produce edible corns
Days to Maturity: 85 days
Exposure: Full sun
Flowering Time: Summer
Certified Organic: USDA Certified Organic

Germination Instructions: Sow seeds outdoors 1" deep after danger of frost has passed and soil has warmed -  corn does not tolerate cool soil. For best pollination and full ears, plant in blocks of 3-6 rows instead of one long row. Thin seedlings to 12" apart. Corn is a heavy feeder and does best in well-drained fertile soil with plenty of water.

Ornamental corn can be started indoors in peat or coir pots 4 weeks before safe transplanting date (however, corn does not transplant well from standard pots).

Growing in Containers: Well-suited to larger pots (12 inches and up).

Growing in Mixed Planters: Can be grown in large mixed planters.

Fertilizing (Garden): Heavy-feeder that benefits from regular application of fish-based fertilizer.

Watering (Garden): Water regularly for best growth.

Suitability for Indoors: Not well-suited for indoors.

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