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Ornamental Corn 'Quadricolor'

Zea mays

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Zea (ZEE-uh) (Info)
Species: mays (maze) (Info)
Cultivar: Quadricolor
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Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

Tropicals and Tender Perennials


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Seed Type:

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Days to Maturity:

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Kernel Color:


Maroon (Purple-Brown)

Soil pH requirements:

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Foliage Color:

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

Walsenburg, Colorado

Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 24, 2011, coloradogirl from Walsenburg, CO wrote:

I have 12 x 12 x 12 inch pots spaced along the main garden path, each holding a solar light. Normally these get planted with flowers, but I wanted to try something different. I found seeds labeled "Ribbon Corn" this spring in a local Livingston Seed Co. display rack. I planted 3 seeds in each pot, then placed a small white garbage bag over each pot, to hold in moisture during germination (We had such a dry windy spring) Within 2 weeks, all the seeds had germinated. I had one seedling that had all white leaves and it did not survive. The remaining seedlings did great. They are now about 4 foot tall and such lovely variegated colors of burgundy, pink, white and green.

Visitors always ask me about the plants growing in my walkway pots. My husband likes the look of the corn, bet... read more