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. Our bulbs are top size, which means up to 10 inches in circumference! Complete planting instructions are included.
Upright Elephant Ear
|Item Package Size|
Bag of 1
Large, heart shaped, green glossy tropical leaves.
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Foliage plant all summer
48-72" tall (4-6 feet)
Pointed tip of corm should be 1-2" below soil surface.
Loamy Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Average, Moist / Wet
Easy To Grow, Good For Containers, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Tender Perennial. Grow as an annual in zones 3-7, or bring indoors before frost. Can also be grown as a houseplant.
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
|Poisonous or Toxic to Animals|
Skin and eye irritant. All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested. Toxic to dog and cats.
Spring / Summer
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada|