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Candy Striped Corn - Zea mays japonica


This spectacular heirloom corn is one gorgeous plant. A rare Japanese strain with candy-striped leaves and burgundy kernels, its shiny foliage is ribbons of pink, green, and white, absolutely striking in a container or the back of a mixed border. The flashy plants look tropical, right at home with gingers.

Japonica does produce corn, deep burgundy red cobs that make fabulous popcorn. This is a gorgeous plant from seeding to harvest. It's as easy to grow as any corn, but you don't need a farm to enjoy the lovely foliage. Grow some in a pot on the patio and enjoy it up close.

The original seeds were brought from Japan in the mid 1800's. This is a true heirloom. 
Seeds can be started 3-4 weeks before the last frost indoors, or direct sow one week after last frost.

Sow seeds 1/2 inch deep, soil temperatures should be 70 degrees or warmer for best results.

Keep soil moist, but not soaking wet.


20 seeds

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