Elephant Ear

Elephant Ear

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Colocasia 'Esculenta'

Commonly called taro or elephant ear, is a tuberous, stemless, frost-tender perennial of the arum family (see also calla lily and jack-in-the-pulpit) which typically grows 3-6' tall and as wide.

No serious insect or disease problems.

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Photo courtesy of Toms Creek Nursery in Denton, NC
Ornamental Characteristics
Category Perennial 
Foliage Type Winter Dormant
Height 3'-6'
Spread 3'-6'
Shape Mounding
Primary Foliage Color Green
Seasonal Foliage Color Winter Dormant

Flowering Season Summer 
Flower Color Insignificant 
Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Fast
Sun Preferences Full Sun- Part Shade
Water Preferences Medium to Wet 
Cold Hardiness Zone Zones 8 to 10