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Sweetcorn 'Fiesta' (ornamental)

The leaves as well as the corn sheaths of this spectacular popping corn have huge presence in the veg and ornamental garden.
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50 seeds

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Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Half-Hardy Annual
Position
Back, Container
Soil
Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Neutral
Flowers
August - September
Height
1.8m (6ft)
Common name
Ornamental Sweetcorn 'Fiesta'
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Size
50 seeds
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
50cm (20in)
Cultivation
Sow seeds indoors March/April in a small pot or large plug. In May/June plant out in a sheltered, sunny spot in fertile soil. Try to avoid to much root disturbance to which corn is very sensitive.

Description

The leaves as well as the corn sheaths of this spectacular popping corn have huge presence in the veg and ornamental garden and I love them planted with dahlias as a vertical spire in crimson and green, with some leaves striped.

Care Tips

Plant in a warm sunny position to allow its kernels to fully ripen, unlike sweetcorn which is harvested when its ears are still immature