Corn, Rainbow Ornamental

$2.49

Zea mays

Minimum: 25+ seeds

Transform your garden with the stunning beauty of our Ornamental Rainbow Corn Seeds. This heirloom variety, known for its vibrant, multicolored kernels, is perfect for adding a splash of color to your landscape and home décor. Each ear of corn is a unique work of art, showcasing a dazzling array of colors, from deep purples and reds to bright yellows and blues. Ideal for ornamental purposes, crafts, and fall decorations, Rainbow Corn is also a fantastic educational tool for teaching children about gardening and plant diversity.

Key Features:

  1. Vibrant Colors: Produces multicolored ears with a stunning mix of reds, purples, blues, yellows, and more.
  2. Unique Appearance: Each ear is unique, making it a perfect addition to ornamental displays.
  3. Heirloom Variety: Non-GMO and open-pollinated, preserving the natural diversity of this beautiful corn.
  4. Versatile Use: Ideal for decorations, crafts, and educational projects.

Growing Instructions:

  • Planting Season: Best planted in the spring after the last frost when the soil has warmed.
  • Soil Preparation: Prefers well-drained, fertile soil with a pH of 6.0-6.8. Enrich the soil with compost or well-rotted manure.
  • Planting Depth: Sow seeds 1-2 inches deep.
  • Spacing: Space seeds 8-10 inches apart in rows 24-36 inches apart.
  • Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist, especially during germination and tasseling.
  • Sunlight: Requires full sun for optimal growth.
  • Fertilization: Apply a balanced fertilizer at planting and again when plants are knee-high.
  • Weeding: Keep the area free of weeds to reduce competition for nutrients and water.

Harvesting Tips:

  • Maturity: Ready for harvest approximately 90-110 days after planting when kernels are fully developed and hard.
  • Harvest Method: Pull back the husks to check for color maturity. Harvest by cutting the ears from the stalks.
  • Drying: For ornamental use, allow the ears to dry on the stalks or in a warm, dry place for several weeks.

Benefits:

  • Decorative: Perfect for fall displays, wreaths, centerpieces, and other crafts.
  • Educational: Great for teaching children about plant growth, genetics, and biodiversity.
  • Natural Beauty: Adds a touch of natural elegance and color to your home and garden.

Additional Uses:

  • Craft Projects: Use the colorful kernels for mosaics, jewelry, and other creative endeavors.
  • Seed Saving: Save seeds from the best ears for planting in subsequent seasons to maintain this heirloom variety.
  • Gifts: Create unique and personalized gifts for friends and family using the vibrant ears of corn.

Care Tips:

  • Mulching: Apply mulch to retain soil moisture and suppress weeds.
  • Pest Control: Monitor for common pests like corn earworms and treat as needed with organic or chemical controls.
  • Disease Management: Rotate crops annually to prevent soil-borne diseases and promote healthy plants.

Seed Specifications:

  • Variety: Ornamental Rainbow Corn
  • Type: Annual
  • Colors: Multicolored (reds, purples, blues, yellows, and more)
  • Yield: Medium to high
  • Growth Habit: Upright

Ideal For:

  • Gardeners looking to add visual interest and unique beauty to their gardens.
  • Crafters and decorators seeking natural, colorful materials.
  • Educators and parents wanting to teach children about gardening and biodiversity.
  • Homeowners aiming to create stunning fall displays and seasonal decorations.

Bring the captivating beauty of Ornamental Rainbow Corn to your garden and home. Order your seeds today and enjoy the vibrant colors and unique charm of this heirloom variety. Whether for decoration, crafts, or educational purposes, these seeds are sure to delight and inspire.