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Colocasia Black Goblet - Taro or Elephant's Ear

Item Number: 63-36
Spring items available for order Jan. 2021.
Important Product Notes:
Categories: Catalogue - Spring Planted shipped 3-1 to 6-1 17 (Summer Catalogue) - Other Than Bulbs - Plants - Site Specific Options - Container Use
Genus: Colocasia
Cultivar: Black Goblet
Family: Araceae
Nickname: Taro or Elephant's Ear
Bulbs per sq. foot: 1
Zones: 8, 9, 10, 11 See map
Bloomtime: Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer
Color: Black
Sun: Full Sun, Part Shade
Height: 6' +
Pests: Pest Resistant
Moisture: Average, Wet
Legend
attracts numerous pollinators the plant is one that attracts numerous pollinators
Spring Planted shipped 3-15 to 6-15
Description
Colocasia Black Goblet has large, puckered, dark black leaves; part to full sun; up to 8' tall! Winter hardiness zone 8-11. This item is a PLANT, and will arrive in ~4" pots from tissue culture. (These are best grown in 70°+ soil or start indoors ahead of time on a heat mat). Photo credit AG3

Native to tropical Asia and Polynesia and considered an evergreen perennial tuberous herb, Colocasia has given us lots of pleasure all summer long with its huge, velvet or glossy textured, dark green, heart-shaped leaves that are lined with darker veins, adding real drama to the shade garden near our pond. It's also spectacular as a sturdy backdrop for perennials in the flower border, although we suspect in most full sun situations, it will perform better if a soaker hose provides a little constant moisture. Excellent for water gardens when planted in a pot submerged in the pond; plant 18" on center; whz 8-11 (zone 7 in damp soil with mulch) (HINT: The height seems to have everything to do with the richness of the soil and the available moisture); Esculenta will arrive in bulb form; all of the rest are from tissue culture and will arrive in ~4' pots ready for your garden or for a larger pot on the heat mat, depending on where you live.

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