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Imperial Taro Elephant Ear

SKU: AM004304
per Plant - 3.5" Pot
No longer available this season.
'Imperial Taro' Elephant Ear produces unusual, black-purple leaves patterned with bright-green veins. Prefers moist, loose soils and is an ideal choice for containers. Elephant ears are an exciting, affordable way to create privacy in the garden and on the patio. (Colocasia illustris)
key features
Botanical Name
Colocasia illustris Imperial Taro
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Easy To Grow, Container Planting
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height
48-60" tall
Bloom Time
Foliage plant all summer


Imperial Taro’s striking, purple and green foliage makes a bold statement all season long in the suny 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.