Sorghum Colored Uprights Seeds - Broom Corn

Sorghum Colored Uprights Seeds - Broom Corn

Sorghum Bicolor
Ornamental Grass
Production Quality Filler Green

Product ID#: RS9480-8559

Additional Information

Harvesting Harvest when Mature
Growing Conditions Field Crop
Additional Characteristics Recommended for Summer Planting for Fall Harvest, Heat Tolerant, Easy to Grow
Flowering Month August, September
Garden Style Cutting / Cut Flowers, Heirloom & Heritage
Lighting Conditions Full Sun
Seed Type Heirloom, Open Pollinated
Days to Maturity 110 Days
Stem Type Branching Stem
Plant Hardiness Tender
Plant Height 61 + inches
Plant Lifecycle Annual
Plant Uses Cut Flower & Bouquets, Bouquet Filler Greens, Excellent for Drying & Crafts
Shape Filler Greens, Pods & Fiddly Bits, Spike, Textural, Stalk - Stem
  • 1 packet

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$4.95
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Sorghum Colored Uprights, commonly known as Broom Corn, features an array of stunning autumn colors including bronze, deep purple/black, rust, burgundy and golden/wheat that form on upright 7' to 10' foot stalks that produce 8 to 10 broom sprays per stalk. This variety produces compact heads that hold their seed well and have shorter broom fibers. Sorghum has a multiplicity of uses from traditional methods of inter-planting between pole beans and peas, as a feed crop for poultry, small animal fodder, as a "screen" between other crops to help prevent pollination between corn crops (including sweet corns), as hunting blinds and, in the floral industry, for filler greens used both fresh and dried. The 8" to 12" inch sprays of Broom Corn are a wildly popular fall ornamental decorations, especially for Halloween and Thanksgiving. Sorghum is heat loving and drought tolerant as it evolved in the semi-arid landscapes of Sub Saharan Africa. Sorghum is also traditionally harvested for making syrup and the stalks for making molasses. Plant two weeks after your last frost in spring to give ample time for the seed sprays to fully develop. Plant a minimum of four rows for pollination, in rows spaced 16" inches apart in a full sun location. True to its name, brooms can be created from the sprays, like the ones commonly seen in historical references of the Shakers of the 19th century. Packet: 100 seeds.
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