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Pink Zebra Ornamental Corn

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  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 4 - 5 Feet
  • Mature Spread 12 - 18 Inches
  • Growing Zones 10 - 11
  • Use As A Thriller In Containers

Try growing something different for late summer and fall colors. Pink Zebra is an ornamental corn with an attitude all its own. Instead of the traditional fall tones of orange and yellow, Pink Zebra looks just like its name suggests: hot pink, white, and green stripes decorate the glossy, broad leaves to create quite the conversation piece in your garden. Zea mays ‘Pink Zebra’ is mainly grown as an ornamental plant, although it does produce miniature ears with magenta-pink and purple tassels and dark purple or black kernels. The ears can be dried for seasonal decorations when plants die back in the fall. 

Use Pink Zebra to fill in empty garden spots late in the summer or to hide declining summer blooming perennials. The colorful foliage makes an ideal thriller even before the tiny ears of corn develop. Pink Zebra is very easy to grow, requiring only regular watering and light fertilizing every 2-3 weeks.  

Pink Zebra Ornamental Corn Care

Ornamental corn is grown in the same conditions as traditional corn varieties. This plant needs full sun (at least 6 hours a day) and well-draining soil that is moderately rich and able to retain moisture. Regular watering is required to promote the showy ears and tassels. Do not allow more than the top 1-2 inches of potting mix or garden soil to dry out. Mulching with a finely shredded organic material or compost will help the soil stay moist longer. No pinching or pruning is necessary to encourage branching of the stems. 

Pink Zebra sets seeds at the end of one growing period. The plants will decline in health if grown indoors over the winter and are not suitable as houseplants. The ears of corn can be harvested and dried for arrangements through the winter, while the stalks can be composted with the rest of your garden plant waste. 

Pink Zebra Ornamental Corn Spacing

Although Pink Zebra is tall, growing up to 5 feet in a season, the footprint of this plant is a narrow 12-18 inches. Space multiple plants 12-16 inches apart, center to center, to allow plenty of air circulation and room for any side shoots to develop. Containers will need to be deep or bottom heavy to counterbalance the tall top growth without toppling over. A pot with a 5-7 gallon capacity is recommended.

Pink Zebra Ornamental Corn Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 10 - 11
Plant Type: Annuals
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 4 - 5 Feet
Mature Spread: 12 - 18 Inches
Spacing: 12 - 18 Inches
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Description: Grown for foliage
Bloom Period: Grown for foliage
Foliage Type: Herbaceous, Variegated
Foliage Color(s): Green, Purple
Foliage Description: Green and Purple Shades
Seasonal Interest: N/A
Watering: Average
Resists: N/A
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: N/A
Container Role: Thriller
Uses: Containers
Features: Foliage Interest
Brand:
Common Name: Pink Zebra Ornamental Corn
Other Name(s): Rainbow Corn
Scientific Name: Zea mays 'Pink Zebra'
SKU:
CORZP123

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Winter to Early Spring

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Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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