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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.
|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|
|Plant/Bulb Size:||5-7" bulb (circumference), measured in loop top to bottom|
|Bloom Timing:||Grown for dramatic foliage, not flowers|
|Pkg. Count:||one 5-7" bulb|
|Product info, photos and tips:||Elephant Ears Planting Guide|
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