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Elephant Ear Madeira

Do you love the bold statement that Elephant Ear’s bring to the garden but don’t have a lot of space? Madeira is a striking dwarf variety, growing to only 36”. Beautiful, velvet black foliage makes Madeira the perfect offset for your favorite blooms. PPAF (Colocasia)

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Height: 24-36" tall
Bulb Spacing: 30-36" 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 Madeira, 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 Full Sun
Mature Height 24-36" tall
Bulb Spacing 30-36" 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 Almost Black
Foliage Velvet black leaves that resemble an elephant's ear.
Planting Season Spring / Summer
Soil Type Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Containers
Additional Information Hardy in zones 6-10
Ships to Canada No
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Madeira is a shorter variety of Elephant Ear, still bringing the drama of huge foliage with velvet-black leaves.

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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        Comments about American Meadows Elephant Ear Madeira:

        This plant didn't do so well for me. I planted it in a container, and it just struggled all summer. I'm not sure if it is the plant, or it didn't like where I had it growing, although I did move it a couple times trying to find a happy spot. Maybe it just was too cool and wet in Upstate NY for it to be a happy plant this summer. I chose the container so that I could bring it inside for the winter, but there is nothing left to worry about.....it is now just a pot full of dirt.

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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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