This beautiful, 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. Plants grow up to 5′-6′ tall. Botanical Interests’® Fountain Blend Cleome (Spider Flower) Seeds are USDA Organic and have been verified by The Non-GMO Project.
This packet sows up to 16 feet.
85 days to maturity.
Outdoors: Sow 1-2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 60°F, ideally 65°–90°F.
Indoors: Not recommended, as roots are sensitive to transplanting. Best results occur when seedlings are transplanted less than 2 weeks old.
What is an heirloom seed?
An heirloom variety is one that has been passed down from generation to generation. Generally, the variety must have been around for at least 50 years. They are open-pollinated, which means they have been exposed to natural pollination methods like insects or winds. They aren’t hybrids or genetically modified.