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Elephant Ear Black Stem

Plant Black Stem in a large container or in the ground for an exotic, tropical feel throughout the summer months. The black stems bring added interest to this beautiful Elephant Ear. (Colocasia fontanesii)

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Height: 36-72" tall
Bulb Spacing: 36" 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 Stem, Colocasia fontanesii, Elephant Ear
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SKU 4ELEP
Common Name Elephant Ear
Botanical Name Colocasia fontanesii
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height 36-72" tall
Bulb Size 11/13"
Bulb Spacing 36" wide
Planting Depth Plant 4" deep
Bloom Time Foliage plant all summer
Plant Type / Life Cycle Annual
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Large, heart-shaped, deep olive green leaves with striking purplish black stems.
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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Description
Black Stem’s unique, jet black stems 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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Shipping

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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