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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
  • 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?

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

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

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