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Upright Elephant Ear Portora

Add drama to the summer garden with the Upright Elephant Ear Portora. Huge, upward-facing foliage grows to be 72-96” and can be planted both in the garden and containers.
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Price: $35.95

Sale: $26.96

$26.96 Per Bulb
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Details:

Height: 72-96" tall (6-8' tall)
Bulb Spacing: 4-6' apart
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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Details
SKU ASB9F01
Common Name Upright Elephant Ear
Botanical Name Alocasia portora
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Plant Type/Life Cycle Annual
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade
Foliage Upright clump with giant, green, heavily ruffled leaves.
Bloom Time Foliage plant all summer
Estimated Mature Height 72-96" tall (6-8' tall)
Bulb Spacing 4-6' apart
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Planting Depth Plant 4" deep
Bulb Size 9/11"
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Containers, Easy to Grow
Additional Information Hardy in zones 8-10
Ships to Canada No
Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Elephant Ears

    Elephant Ears

  • Garden Gloves

    Garden Gloves

  • Canna Lily Light My Fire Mix

    Canna Lily Light My Fire Mix

Description

This will be the biggest thing in your garden – Maybe even the biggest in the neighborhood! The Upright Elephant Ear quickly shoots up big, green spears that unfurl into some of the largest leaves in the plant kingdom. In good soil, the leaves can reach 4 or even 5 feet across. Just one big bulb will create a large leafy plant, like a tropical fountain of green.

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. Our bulbs are top size, which means up to 10 inches in circumference! Complete planting instructions are included.

Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Elephant Ears

    Elephant Ears

  • Garden Gloves

    Garden Gloves

  • Canna Lily Light My Fire Mix

    Canna Lily Light My Fire Mix

Reviews
How-To Guides
Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Elephant Ears

    Elephant Ears

  • Garden Gloves

    Garden Gloves

  • Canna Lily Light My Fire Mix

    Canna Lily Light My Fire Mix

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.

Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Elephant Ears

    Elephant Ears

  • Garden Gloves

    Garden Gloves

  • Canna Lily Light My Fire Mix

    Canna Lily Light My Fire Mix

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