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Yearn for the dramatic look of elephant ears but need an option that's not enormous? Colocasia esculenta Mojito tops out at 3 to 4 feet making it a shoo-in for low border framings and for assuming the starring role in midsize mixed planters. 12- 15" long leaves in medium green are splashed and speckled with dark purple, each unique.
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 Mojito|
|Common Name:||Speckled elephant ears|
|Growing Zones:||8-10 outside; elsewhere lift and store bulbs indoors for winter|
|Sun/Shade:||Sun, partial sun|
|Flower Color:||Dramatic foliage plant|
|Plant/Bulb Size:||7-9" bulb (circumference), measured in loop top to bottom|
|Bloom Timing:||Grown for dramatic foliage, not flowers|
|Pkg. Count:||one big 7-9" bulb|
|Product info, photos and tips:||Elephant Ears Planting Guide|
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