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Found as a sport in the Philippines wilds, this plant has been a game changer. With spectacular purple-black matte leaves, it's a colorful giant that grows to 5 or 6 feet tall, with similar width. Outstanding with light and bright landscape partners especially those with chartreuse foliage or with yellow or orange blooms.
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 esculenta Black Magic|
|Common Name:||Black elephant ears|
|Growing Zones:||8-10 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:||1 big bulb|
|Product info, photos and tips:||Elephant Ears Planting Guide|
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