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PlantFiles: Dent Corn
Zea mays 'Earth Tones'

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

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6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

Days to Maturity:
101 to 110 days

Kernel Color:
Medium Blue
Dark Purple/Black

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored


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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral wildbarrett On Feb 4, 2010, wildbarrett from Lakewood, OH wrote:

I just fell in love with the colors & purchased a packet of these seeds at the local drugstore. If anyone is looking for this variety, Livingston Seeds has the standard sized pkt pp at $1.69.
On the pkt is stated ht 4-6 ft, and 85-95 days to maturity.
Colors are listed as
lavender, bronze, mauve, gold, periwinkle & green !!!
really lovely!!

We will have to see what happens in the garden this spring & summer...
((I'm now figuring this is a great fix to block a back portion of unsightly view of a neighbor's yard in 1 spot, (along with some giant sunflowers behind, and fronted by zinnias for the butterflies) well as provide beautiful corn for our 2010 autumn & then winter's hungry squirrels & wildlings!))


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

Marshfield, Massachusetts

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