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Elephant Ear

  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Height/Habit: 4 - 6 feet
  • Zone: 3-10
  • Flowering Date: Rarely flowers

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Elephant Ear

Plant this impressive specimen in your garden or patio container and enjoy a tropical feel all year long. Huge, 18" wide leaves of deep green create a textural contrast in sunny spaces. Perfect as a container plant that can be moved indoors during the cool weather of late fall and winter.
Product Details
  • Season Spring
  • Unit of Measure3
  • Botanical NameColocasia esculenta
  • Ships As7-9" BULB
  • Sun ExposureFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Spread4 - 5 feet
  • Spacing36 - 60 inches
  • Hardiness Zone3-10
  • Flowering DateRarely flowers
  • Planting InstructionsPlant 2 - 4" below soil level. Keep well watered. Best to mulch if not grown in standing water.
  • Winter CareLift tubers in the fall and store in a frost-free location over winter. Replant the following spring after last frost.
  • Flower Color:white
  • Flower FormSmall white spathes, like jack-in-the-pulpit flowers, insignificant.
  • Foliage TypeHuge, oval, heart shaped to arrow shaped leaves up to 2'+ long and 18" wide.
  • Soil RequirementDeep moisture retentive soils. They are heavy feeders.
  • PruningNo pruning needed.
  • Additional InformationThe taros replace the potato in tropical regions as a source of food known as 'poi'.
  • Unique CharactersticsGrow outdoors in large containers, or as an attractive leafy specimen planting or in large aquatic containers. Adds a lush tropical look to the landscape.
  • Shipped7-9" BULB
  • Height/Habit4 - 6 feet
  • Growth RateFast, establishes quickly.
Shipping Information

When will my order ship?

Orders for in-stock seeds, general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping time frames outlined below:

*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

2018 Spring Shipping Schedule
Zone Annuals
1A-6B 4/30/18 - 6/8/18
7A-10B 4/2/18 - 6/8/18
Last Order Date June 4th, 2018

Shipping Note:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Based on the contents of your order we always strive to ship your order complete, and as early as possible. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

Bare-root perennials, trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant. This promotes optimum transit conditions and success in your garden. In the Fall, these plants tend to arrive at the later end of the shipping window.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your order.

For trees and other oversize items, we do not ship to PO boxes and it will be delivered via FedEx Home delivery.

After you place your order, you will receive an email confirmation with the details of your order and a delivery estimate.

You will also receive an email notification when your order ships with an updated arrival estimate.

At any time after you place your order you can check your order status on our website using your email or the account number found in your order confirmation email.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.

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