Elephant Ear Black Stem

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4ELEP

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Plant Black Stem in a large container or in the ground for an exotic, tropical feel throughout the summer months. The black stems bring added interest to this beautiful Elephant Ear. (Colocasia fontanesii)
Zones 3 - 10
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Good For Containers
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size36-72" tall
Bulb Spacing36" wide
Bloom TimeFoliage plant all summer
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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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Plant Information
Black Stem’s unique, jet black stems add green interest to your garden all season long. This variety will also thrive in partial shade.

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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Common Name
Elephant Ear
Botanical Name
Colocasia fontanesii
Foliage
Large, heart-shaped, deep olive green leaves with striking purplish black stems.
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Bloom Time
Foliage plant all summer
Mature Height
36-72" tall
Bulb Spacing
36" wide
Bulb Size
11/13"
Planting Depth
Plant 4" deep
Soil Type
Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Advantages
Deer Resistant, Good For Containers
Additional Information
Hardy in zones 8-10
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Item Unit
Bulb
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
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