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Elephant Ear Purple Giant

SKU: AM005756
per Plant - 3" Pot
No longer available this season.
This dramatic hybrid offsets your flowering-plants perfectly, with huge, grey-black leaves as a backdrop. It grows to be about 5 feet tall, making it easy to grow in any garden. PPAF
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Botanical Name
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Deer Resistant, Easy To Grow, Container Planting
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height
72-84" tall (6-7' tall)
Bloom Time
Foliage plant all summer


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.