This is another item from Chris Beytes and Ellen Wells in the Acres of Buzz newsletter as they wend their way through the California Spring Trials.
Along with the "Mighty 'Mato", "Field of Dreams" is another candidate for your sub-irrigated planter (SIP) summer garden. These variegated leaf corn plants will produce ornamental corn that will look good next fall along with your pumpkins and ornamental gourds.
Now you can tell your friends that your "corn plant" grew corn because you have such a green thumb. Okay, bad houseplant joke.