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Colocasia selections


Elephant's ears are lush, tropical accents that look good in any climate. These elephant's ears are hardier than their close relatives (alocasias) and their leaves are heart-shape and larger. When summer's warm weather arrives, they grow fast, achieving a large spread of at least 5 feet. Colocasias languish in drought but thrive in wet soils.

Sun,Part Sun,Shade
Plant Type:
Plant Height:
5-6 feet tall
Plant Width:
5-6 feet wide
Landscape Uses:
Containers,Beds & Borders,Groundcover
Special Features:
Attractive Foliage,Tolerates Wet Soil,Easy to Grow
Top Varieties

Colocasia esculenta is also called taro. The plant bears large clumps of heart-shape, matte green leaves. The plant grows 5 feet tall. Zones 7-11
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Colocasia esculenta 'Black Magic' offers majestic purple-black leaves that grow 2 feet long on a clumping plant that spreads 6 feet tall by wide. Zones 8-11
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Colocasia esculenta 'Illustris' bears showy black leaves veined in emerald green. Grow it in part shade to intensify the black leaf coloring. It grows 6 feet tall and wide. Zones 8-11
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