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Elephant Ear

Colocasia esculenta

Discontinued

Fast growing herbaceous perennial with large heart-shaped leaves reaching up to 3-4 feet in length and 2-3 feet in width. Grows fine in standing water or poorly drained soils; responds very well to regular fertilization. Requires more water if grown in full sun. A gorgeous ornamental with many cultivars available on the market.

Colocasia dies back in colder climates and will return if the corms do not dry out.

Water Garden Plant
Accent Plant
Containers
Tropical
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Height

8 Feet

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Spread

8 Feet

Interesting Notes

Entire plant is poisonous if ingested.

Sap is skin irritant.

 


USDA Hardiness Zone 8a

Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Tolerance
Medium
Exposure
Full Sun to Full Shade
Habit
Perennial
Tropical
Water Needs
High