I have been so excited to grow this corn. I've been waiting since last summer, when I first saw it in a seed catalog.
It's called "Japonica Striped Corn" and it's an ornamental (non-edible) corn. Just for show. And boy, what a show. It's beautiful! I planted it here at home, rather than the farm, to better watch and enjoy it. This was a mistake as the squirrels dug up all but two of them.
The one surviving plant is gorgeous. The leaves are striped in pink, yellow, green, and white.