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. More
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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.

Genus Zea mays
Variety Fiesta
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Common Name Ornamental Sweetcorn 'Fiesta'
Border Position Back, Container
Soil Type Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 1.8m (6ft)
Spacing 50cm (20in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting 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.
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
Flowering August - September
Harvesting October - November
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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