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PlantFiles: Corn, Ornamental
Zea mays 'Seneca Indian Corn'

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Zea (ZEE-uh) (Info)
Species: mays (maze) (Info)
Cultivar: Seneca Indian Corn

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4 members have or want this plant for trade.


6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

Days to Maturity:
101 to 110 days

Kernel Color:
Scarlet (Dark Red)
Gold (Yellow-Orange)
Medium Blue
Dark Blue
Dark Purple/Black
Maroon (Purple-Brown)

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive brendak654 On Oct 29, 2013, brendak654 from Anna, IL (Zone 6b) wrote:

I have grown this corn for YEARS and saved the seed. It is a wonderful - beautiful miniature ear of Indian Corn. Very decorative.

Positive dleland On Jul 29, 2007, dleland from Whitmore Lake, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:

Protect plants from raccoons, deer, crows, and earworms. All will destroy it if they can. Also, after harvest is complete, destroy old stalks by grinding, shreading, or burning to destroy cornborer worm.

Neutral Farmerdill On Oct 3, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A multi-colored "Indian" type with purple husks. Ears are 8 -9 inches.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Anna, Illinois
Whitmore Lake, Michigan

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