Mrs. Homegrown here:This summer I suggested we plant broom corn for no other good reason than I saw the seed pack at the nursery and thought it would be fun to make a broom. (This sort of temporary insanity often overtakes me in the seed aisle.
*Colored Broom Corn Not a true corn, but it grows like corn without ears. The 'tassel' is a tall spray of seed heads 24 to 36 inches long that can be cut and dried for craft creations and straw brooms. Seeds are also great bird food. Includes shades of red, brown, purple and black. Grows 6 to 8 feet tall.400 seeds