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Elephant Ear Black Magic

Love the dramatic, huge foliage of Elephant Ears but don’t have a sunny spot to plant them? Black Magic creates a striking, different look with purple-black leaves and will thrive in partial shade! (Colocasia)

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Height: 44-48" tall
Bulb Spacing: 48-60" wide
Bloom Time: Foliage plant all summer
Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Shipping: Shipping begins in mid April based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Elephant Ear Black Magic, Colocasia, Elephant Ear
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Common Name Elephant Ear
Botanical Name Colocasia
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Potted Plant
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height 44-48" tall
Bulb Spacing 48-60" wide
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Bloom Time Foliage plant all summer
Plant Type / Life Cycle Annual
Foliage Color Purple
Foliage Unique purple-black leaves
Planting Season Spring / Summer
Soil Type Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Containers
Additional Information Hardy in zones 8-10
Ships to Canada No
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Black Magic’s unique, purple-black leaves will add green interest to your garden all season long. This variety will also thrive in partial shade.

Gardeners love this exotic favorite as a screen or as a background for smaller plants and flowers. Always a highlight in any garden, and very easy to grow and care for.

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plant has huge foliage beautiful


from White House TN

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      Comments about American Meadows Elephant Ear Black Magic:

      large foliage, deer will not eat plant. Great around patio

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      How-To Guides

      Shipping begins in mid April based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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      As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Details’ tab describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

      Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or Contact Us by email.

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