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Imperial Taro Elephant Ear (Colocasia) with its dark burgundy-tinged foliage. Elephant Ears come in all shapes and sizes, as well as many colors and perform beautifully in warm climates; however, they can also thrive in colder areas if you follow some simple steps.
Who doesn't love the bold, dramatic texture that Elephant Ears bring to the summer garden? Whether you're gardening in a colder area or not, there are a few simple steps you should take to overwinter your tubers for next spring's planting.
Hardiness Zones 1-6
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If you're in Zones 1-6, this means you will need to bring your Elephant Ears inside for the winter. It's a fairly simple process:
Once there is no more chance of frost in your area, plant your tubers in the ground as you normally would.
Hardiness Zones 7-11
In these Hardiness Zones, your Elephant Ears can stay in the ground but should be covered to protect them throughout the winter months.
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