Colocasia Antiquorum Illustris/Imperial

Colocasia Antiquorum Illustris/Imperial

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$15.95 $13.95 for one 5-7" bulb

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The scoop on Colocasia Antiquorum Illustris/Imperial

These tropical wonders are favorites here, with green leaves heavily washed in a deep, smoky purple. Add pronounced green veins and and an attractive heart shape, and colocasia Illustrus is guaranteed to be a landscape star. This tall beauty matures to 4-5 feet tall and 2-3 feet wide. Happy in part sun sites and moist soil, this elphant ear is stunning partnered with yellow flowering canna Richard Wallace.

Why Grow Elephant Ears?

  • Few plants are as bold and impressive as these
  • Excellent for height and drama
  • No need to travel across the world for a touch of the tropics
Pittsburgh and Topeka, you CAN grow these. Simply treat them like cannas and dahlias, outside for the summer and sleeping in a cool, dark place for the winter. See Planting Guide (right) for more details.
Botanical Name: Colocasia Antiquorum Illustris/Imperial
Common Name: Imperial elephant ears, Illustris elephant ears
Growing Zones: 7-10 outside; elsewhere lift and store bulbs indoors for winter
Sun/Shade: Sun, partial shade
Flower Color: Dramatic foliage plant
Height: 4-5 feet
Plant/Bulb Size: 5-7" circumference bulb
Bloom Timing: Grown for dramatic foliage, not flowers
Pkg. Count: one 5-7" bulb