A tall annual grass that looks like a corn plant but makes fan-shaped seed heads instead of ears. The seeds mature in the autumn in a multitude of colors, shades of red, black, amber and brown. Easy to grow in full sun.
The edible seeds can be sprouted, cooked, popped, or ground into flour. The straw can be made into brooms or tie untrimmed tassels into bundles to feed birds through winter. Ideal for kids, crafts and critters.