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ELEPHANT EAR VARIETIES

NAME: BLACK CORAL
(Colocasia Black Coral)
CATEGORY: Perennial
HARDINESS: 7b-11
Morning Sun, Afternoon Shade

or Bright filtered shade
SIZE: 36"-48"tall

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  NAME: CHICAGO HARLEQUIN
(Colocasia esculenta  Chicago harlequin)
CATEGORY: Perennial
REQUIRES: Morning Sun, Mostly Shade
PLANT: Late Spring / Summer

SIZE: 5' tall, large plant

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This true black elephant ear is so glossy black the veins are electric blue. Stunning new addition to the colocasia line of plants. 

Very heavy texture to the leaves and unique color make this a must have to stand out in any garden setting. Protect from the hottest of afternoon sun, or choose a spot that gets filtered light all day. Rich well amended soil and good water supply will make this plant very happy.

 

This Standard elephant ear has all the desired characteristics that we have grown to love and look forward to with the addition of some irregular splotching of lighter green variations mixed in patterns on the extra large leaves...

Very well prepared bed areas rich and organic with adequate water will make a perfect spot of this keeper.

NAME: PINK CHINA
(Colocasia esculenta pink china)
CATEGORY: Perennial, Zone 6
REQUIRES: Shade
, Filtered Sun
or Morning Sun
SIZE: 4'-6'

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NAME: UPRIGHT CALADIUM
('Alocasia Caladora')
CATEGORY: Perennial
REQUIRES: Shade

SIZE: 36-60" tall x 2-4 foot spacing

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Honestly we have never grown this variety but the pink stems on the great looking plant were simply too hard to pass up and not try. According to the information it is one of the most cold hardy of all elephant ears good to zone 6- nice.   As with all elephant ears, the better prepared the soil is, rich in organic matter and prepared the happier this plant will be.  Morning sun or filtered bright shade with adequate water will be the best place for this beauty.

 

As bold and striking as the regular elephant ear, but this one has  more erect stems holding the huge leafs in upright position and not allowing them to flop over and hang.

This elephant ear is perennial for us, but like its cousin will be one of the last to re-emerge each spring waiting for the soil and temperatures to warm up.  The more water this plant recieves the larger and faster it will grow, although it can handle many different conditions from wet to moderately dry.