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Elephant Ear Purple Giant

Elephant Ear Purple Giant, Colocasia, Elephant Ear Noble Gigante Series

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This dramatic hybrid offsets your flowering-plants perfectly, with huge, grey-black leaves as a backdrop. It grows to be about 5 feet tall, making it easy to grow in any garden. PPAF

Zones 3 - 10
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Containers
Containers
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 72-84" tall (6-7' tall)
Bulb Spacing72-84" wide (6-7' wide)
Bloom Time Foliage plant all summer
Size Plant - 3.5" pot
SKU ASB2G31

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.

SKU ASB2G31
Common Name Elephant Ear Noble Gigante Series
Botanical Name Colocasia
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
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

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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

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.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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