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Multi-Color Broom Corn Seeds

Beautiful rich multi-colored sprays of seed heads.

Availability: In stock

$2.95

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Details

Brooms were traditionally made from the straw-like fibers after stripping off the seeds. Although the plants look similar to corn as they grow, Broom Corn is not related to corn. It is actually a sorghum, another member of the grass family. Instead of growing tassels and ears, it is topped by richly colored shiny seeds. Leave them standing through the winter for a banquet of food for the birds, harvest them for fall decor and dried arrangements, or grow enough to make your own homemade broom.

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm, Renegade Acres, in Howell, MI!

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

Additional Info

Botanical Name Sorghum bicolor
Life Cycle Annual
Min. Time to Germinate 4 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 10 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/2 in.
When to Sow Outdoors after all danger of spring frost is past
Growing Height 8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
Plant Spacing 3-6 in. (7-15 cm)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger N/A
Foliage Grown for Foliage, Herbaceous
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater, Provides winter interest, This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Soil pH Requirements 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic), 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Propagation Methods From seed; direct sow after last frost
Seed Collecting Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Seeds Per Pack 50