(4-6′) Japonica Striped Maize is a beauty that has deep purple, almost black popcorn kernels. It makes a magnificent and edible Halloween or Thanksgiving decoration. The multi-colored, striped plants can be grown in containers and are especially striking when paired with brightly colored petunias or sweet potato vines. The leaves are hot pink, green, yellow and white. Each plant is uniquely colored. 85 days after planting, purple tassels appear followed by burgundy ears of corn.