Striped Japonica Ornamental Corn Seeds

Organic, Heirloom

This packet sows up to 16 feet.
Availability: In Stock
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 of pink, creamy white, 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.
$2.69 5 grams

Botanical Name: Zea mays

Days to Maturity: 85 days

Family: Poaceae

Native: Americas

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Plant Dimensions: 5'–6' tall stalks

Variety Information: Green, variegated leaves striped with pink, creamy white, and yellow; dark purple tassels. 6"–7" long ears with dark burgundy kernels.

Type: Dent (Learn More)

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 60°F, ideally 65°–90°F.

When to Start Inside: Not recommended; roots sensitive to transplanting. Best results occur when seedlings are transplanted less than 2 weeks old.

Days to Emerge: 5–10 days

Seed Depth: 1"–1 ½"

Seed Spacing: A group of 2 seeds every 12"–18"

Row Spacing: 24"–36"

Thinning: When 4" tall, thin to 1 every 12"–18"

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Striped Japonica Ornamental Corn Seeds Reviews

2 reviews
Poor Germination, Not Colorful
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This germinated incredibly poorly, almost all of the seeds got mold and rotted in the ground while my much older Painted Mountain and Indian Berries corn took off. The seeds that did sprout were sickly, and the stalks were not the advertised color.
D. Martin
Owner Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are sorry you saw poor germination with this product. Seeds molding is often a sign of wet conditions that are too cool, as this corn is not adapted to cool soils like 'Painted Mountian'. It is normal for seedlings to be green until the put on a significant amount of growth in full sun, likely to maximize photosynthesis in young plants. Our customer service department and horticulturists are always available to help troubleshoot issues. A customer service agent will be with you shortly.

Beautiful Corn
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Every year I try something new and this year it was the Japonica corn. It has done very well in my vegetable garden. I started the seed in peat pots and had no issues with germination. All of the stalks were variegated. It did suffer some hail damage but didn't stop any growth. It has produced many beautiful ears of corn. I highly recommend giving it a try.
Amy Legg-Rogers

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