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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Pioneer Farm

  • Hardiness Zones


    This large plant is used to make brooms. However, it is not a true corn.

    Latin Name

    Sorghum vulgare


    Family

    Poaceae


    Type of Plant

    Annual
    Crop

    Bloom Season

    July - August


    Seasons

    Fall

    Specifications

    Max Height: 12'
    Max Spread: 3'

    Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Colors


    Native Range

    Central Africa


    History

    This was a popular colonial plant used for making brooms.


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