The Broomcorn Sorghum vulgare is a multicolored variety.
Broomcorn Sorghum vulgare
Is cultivated in the same way as oats or barley in northern Europe; the seeds are small, round and white, the plant is canelike and similar to Indian Corn, but producing large heads of the small grain. Sorghum is generally classified under two varieties, saccharine and non-saccharine. The saccharine sorghums are not used for producing sugar owing to the difficulty of crystallization.
This ornamental grain is not a corn but actually a type of sorghum. The 24″-36″ seed heads come in a rainbow of warm tints including cream, gold, red, brown, burgundy and more. Use the tops in wreaths, dry flower arrangements, baskets and other fall decor. It takes about 60 tops to make a broom.