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'Sangria' Elephant Ear’s light green foliage and wine-colored stalks create an extraordinary statement in the summer garden. Needs full sun to come to size in cool climates, but tolerates part-shade farther south. Plant in containers to create a tropical paradise on your own patio.(Colocasia)

Zones 3 - 10
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Containers
Containers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 48-72" tall (4-6 feet)
Bulb Spacing30-36" wide
Bloom Time Foliage plant all summer
Size Plant - 3.5" pot
SKU 6ELEP

Plant Information

Bring the tropics to your garden wherever you live with this Elephant Ear. Huge, light-green leaves are offset by bright red stems, making this Elephant Ear a show-stopper in the summer garden.

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 6ELEP
Common Name Sangria Elephant Ear
Botanical Name Colocasia Sangria
Patent Number PPAF
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Potted Plant
Light Requirements Full Sun
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Large, bluish green tinted leaves with purple veins and vibrant red stems.
Mature Height 48-72" tall (4-6 feet)
Bulb Size 4" Pot
Bulb Spacing 30-36" 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, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Easy to Grow, Containers
Additional Information Perennial in zones 6-10. Annual in zones 3-5.
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals Skin and eye irritant. All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested. Toxic to dog and cats.
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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Shipping begins in mid April 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.

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American MeadowsSangria Elephant Ear
 
3.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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4.0

Beautiful Color

By 

from Sacramento, CA

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Pros

  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Pond Or Water Feature

    Comments about American Meadows Sangria Elephant Ear:

    I potted this and placed it in a wildlife pond. It added color before the other plants bloomed and is still very attractive. The color adds novelty.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    second time the charm

    By 

    from Connecticut

    About Me Getting Started

    Pros

    • Attention Getting
    • Attractive

    Cons

    • Hard To Catch On
    • Needed Support
    • Not As Full As Expected

    Best Uses

      Comments about American Meadows Sangria Elephant Ear:

      The first plant did not thrive and was replaced.
      The size of the plant was fun - leaves are not doing well in the heat

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Prolific Beauty

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      from Pittsburgh, PA

      Verified Reviewer

      Comments about American Meadows Sangria Elephant Ear:

      5' high with several leaves. Beautiful dark red stems.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      I hope it lives

      By 

      from B'Ham, AL

      Comments about American Meadows Sangria Elephant Ear:

      I've never ordered live plants from a nursery before, but I suppose my expectations were a little more. The plant looks like it was retrieved from the 1/2 off shelf at some garden center. One leaf is nearly dead. It didn't seem like this little guy got too much light, fertilizer, or water.
      With it being an elephant ear plant I assumed it would have a large nodule root system, but this had only roots. I did throw in some bone meal before planting.

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      • 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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