Japonica Striped Maize Corn
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
- Variegated leaves
- Green, white, yellow, and pink stripes
- Dark purple tassels and burgundy kernels
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
Ratings & Reviews
Gorgeous stalks & leaves; fun for kids
by PG in Georgia
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.