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Japonica Striped Maize Corn


Corn, Japonica Striped Maize (organic) - SOLD OUT

Item Details

Magnificent ornamental flint corn from Japan; known in the 1890s as Striped-Leafed Japanese Maize. Variegated leaves striped with green, white, yellow, and pink. TaSeed Savers Exchangels are dark purple, kernels are burgundy. Beautiful when planted as a border. Color develops better when plants are widely spaced. Can be ground for corn meal.

  • 85 days
  • ±3,100 seeds/lb
  • Organic
  • Variegated leaves
  • Green, white, yellow, and pink stripes
  • Dark purple tassels and burgundy kernels

Growing Instructions

Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors 1" deep after danger of frost has passed. For good pollination and full ears, plant in blocks of 3-6 rows instead of 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.

  • Direct Seed: 4" Apart
  • Germination: 4-21 Days
  • Rows Apart: 36-48"
  • Light: Full Sun

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Gorgeous stalks & leaves; fun for kids


I planted this for the first time around 2008 or so. It was a limited planting at the unirrigated end of my garden. The lack of water kept it short, but the stalks and broad leaves/blades were absolutely gorgeous. It truly is a multicolored maize plant - a lot of red stripes,some yellow and white, all accentuating the green. I plan to try it again in ‘22 as a backstop/border. If you have kids or grandkids, they will enjoy the colors!

Beautiful show plant, conversation piece


I planted this as a hedge across some of my windows, it was a beautiful plant with long purple ribbons along the leaves. Definitely worth planting if you're looking to accent the flowers in your yard.