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Stylish containers benefit from a tall element and this elephant ear is the perfect choice. Maturing to 3 or 4 feet in a season, Black Stem elephant ear plants take the lead beautifully in large mixed pots. For those living in warm parts of the country, this Elephant Ear grows to over 6 feet when allowed to settle into the garden for several years. A spectacular plant, the dark purple stalks carry leaves 2-3 feet long with a glossy black sheen.
|Botanical Name:||Colocasia fontanesii|
|Common Name:||Black Stem elephant ears|
|Growing Zones:||7b-10 outdoors; 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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