Sweetcorn 'Fiesta' (ornamental)
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|Direct Sow/ Plant Out|
- Half-Hardy Annual
- Border (Back), Container Garden
- Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Neutral
- August - September
- 1.8m (6ft)
- Common name
- Ornamental Sweetcorn 'Fiesta'
- Moist but Well-drained
- Full Sun
- 50cm (20in)
- 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.
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.
Plant in a warm sunny position to allow its kernels to fully ripen, unlike sweetcorn which is harvested when its ears are still immature