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PlantFiles: Corn, Ornamental
Zea mays 'Japonica Striped'

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Zea (ZEE-uh) (Info)
Species: mays (maze) (Info)
Cultivar: Japonica Striped

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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

Days to Maturity:
91 to 100 days

Kernel Color:

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
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

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive laurieeirual On Jan 31, 2011, laurieeirual from Boston, MA (Zone 5b) wrote:

I grew one in a container and it was great! Everybody loved seeing it, even at the end of the season when a friend said, "it looks like a goddess!"

Positive grrrlgeek On Sep 12, 2009, grrrlgeek from Grayslake, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

Planted for the critters. Mine started out very decorative, but the larger it grew the fewer stripes on the leaves. I read somewhere that the farther apart they are, the better the color, so maybe I will space them out among the purple millet in the critter garden next year.

Neutral Farmerdill On Oct 4, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A decorative plant with green, white, and purple stripes. The 8 inch ears are deep purple.


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

Grayslake, Illinois
Cumberland, Maryland
Boston, Massachusetts
Stanton, Nebraska

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