We often think of corn as an edible crop and not -- except for fall decorations -- as an ornamental one, too. That could change with the introduction of new corn varieties with multi-colored leaves. One of the best is the new 'Garden Leader Rainbow'.
'Garden Leader Rainbow' has stalks that reach 4 feet tall at maturity. The leaves start out green, but in a few weeks they're tinged with red and cream colors as well. Best color is achieved if the corn is grown in full sun. By fall, the multicolored stalks produce small colorful ears for decorations.
For more details on 'Garden Leader Rainbow' corn, go to: National Garden Bureau.
Article published on December 18, 2007.