(Zea mays) Known in the U.S. since 1845; originally from Virginia.
Plants grow up to 12' tall and have at least two ears per
stalk; each ear is 8-12" long. Striking maroon and red-black
kernels. Used for flour, cornmeal, or corn-on-the-cob when young. Good drought tolerance. Great
for fall decorations. 100-110 days.
Green Thumb Tip 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. ± 1,500 seeds/lb