Colocasia Esculenta Jack's Giant

Colocasia Esculenta Jack's Giant

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$16.95 for 1 large bulb

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The scoop on Colocasia Esculenta Jack's Giant

Jack's Giant is a sport of the classic big-leafed elephant ear plant, an unexpectedly large one that originated by accident. This true giant matures to heights of 7 feet, with simialr widths. The individual leaves, on long arching stems, grow to between 3 and 4 feet long, for truly a stunning presentation. Can be grow in a very large container and overwintered in a cool greenhouse.

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.
  • For tallest Jack's Giant plants, provide full sun and generous amounts of moisture as the plant grows larger
For Jack's Giant to reach it's taller-than-a-person height it must be allowed to grow from one year to the next and not be trimmed down at the end of a growing season. See Planting Guide (right) for more details.

Botanical Name: Colocasia Esculenta Jack's Giant
Common Name: Colocasia Jack's Giant, Jack's Giant elephant ears
Growing Zones: 7b-10 outside; elsewhere move indoors for winter
Sun/Shade: Sun
Flower Color: Dramatic blue-green foliage
Height: 7 feet
Plant/Bulb Size: 9-11" bulb (circumference), measured in loop top to bottom
Bloom Timing: Grown for dramatic foliage, not flowers
Pkg. Count: 1 large bulb