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Colocasia Diamond Head - Taro or Elephant's Ear

Item Number: 63-16
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Categories: Catalogue - Spring Planted shipped 3-1 to 6-1 17 (Summer Catalogue) - Plants - Other Than Bulbs - B&B Favorites - Other Categories - Container Use - Site Specific Options
Genus: Colocasia
Cultivar: Diamond Head
Family: Araceae
Nickname: Taro or Elephant's Ear
Bulbs per sq. foot: 1
Zones: 7, 8, 9, 10 See map
Bloomtime: Mid Summer, Late Summer
Color: Purple, Black
Sun: Full Sun, Part Shade
Height: 4' - 5'
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 Diamond Head - large, glossy, heart shaped dark leaves and dark stems; clumping habit that is great in the garden or in containers; full to part sun; 4'-5'; 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).

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-like 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. Bulb sizes differ depending on variety; plant 18" on center; zones 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 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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