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To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold-hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
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.
|Common Name||Elephant Ear Noble Gigante Series|
|Zones||3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Light Requirements||Half Sun / Half Shade|
|Foliage||Large, broad, purple leaves. Leaves can reach 2-3 ft. in length and width.|
|Mature Height||72-84" tall (6-7' tall)|
|Bulb Spacing||72-84" wide (6-7' 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|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer|
|Soil Type||Loamy Soil|
|Soil Moisture||Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining|
|Advantages||Deer Resistant, Easy to Grow, Containers|
|Additional Information||Hardy in zones 8-10|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.
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 ‘Plant Information’ section 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.View Shipping Rate Chart
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
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