Seeds - Corn, Sorghum Mixed Broomcorn


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Description: A type of sorghum traditionally used in broom-making. Diverse mix of varieties in many colours. Includes Apache Red, Texas Black Amber, Tennessee Red, Nicaraguan Broom, Iowa Red, Hadley Kidd, Moyer Sonnen, Sattie Museum, Moyer Jensen Gold, Hungarian Red and Black, Ramirez South Chile, and Kepley. Gorgeous in floral arrangements. 

Pack Size: 100 seeds

Latin Name: Sorghum bicolor
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Main Uses: Ornamental - does not produce edible corns
Days to Maturity: 100-110 days
Exposure: Full sun
Flowering Time: Summer

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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