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Taro


Colocasia selections

Taro

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.

Light:
Sun,Part Sun,Shade
Zones:
7-11
Plant Type:
Bulb
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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