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Elephant Ear

Magnificent Leaves Grow to 2' Long!

  • SKU: 63009
  • Zones: 3-10
  • Height: 4 - 6 feet
  • Shade Requirement: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Bloom Time: Rarely flowers
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Elephant Ear

Description
Plant this impressive specimen in your garden or patio container and enjoy a tropical feel all year long. Huge, 18" wide leaves of deep green create a textural contrast in sunny spaces. Perfect as a container plant that can be moved indoors during the cool weather of late fall and winter.
Product Details
  • Botanical NameColocasia esculenta
  • Ships As7-9" BULB
  • Lift In Fall3, 4, 5, 6
  • Height4 - 6 feet
  • Spacing36 - 60 inches
  • Spread4 - 5 feet
  • Light RequirementsFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • Color Descriptionwhite
  • Foliage TypeHuge, oval, heart shaped to arrow shaped leaves up to 2'+ long and 18" wide.
  • Bloom TimeRarely flowers
  • Flower FormSmall white spathes, like jack-in-the-pulpit flowers, insignificant.
  • Soil RequirementsDeep moisture retentive soils. They are heavy feeders.
  • Growth RateFast, establishes quickly.
  • PruningNo pruning needed.
  • Winter CareLift tubers in the fall and store in a frost-free location over winter. Replant the following spring after last frost.
  • Additional InformationThe taros replace the potato in tropical regions as a source of food known as 'poi'.
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Zones3-10
  • Planting InstructionsPlant 2 - 4" below soil level. Keep well watered. Best to mulch if not grown in standing water.
Shipping

Shipping Information:

Plants, fertilizer and other supplies* will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below.

ZONE  Tropicals 
1A-6B  4/30/18 - 6/8/18 
7A-10B  4/2/18 - 6/8/18 
 Last Order Date   June 4th 



*Fertilizer and other supplies ordered apart from plant orders are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Other Notes:

We aim for your order to be in your hands at the ideal time to plant, every time. Our growers must anticipate their supply based on the season they expect. Our experts predict weather patterns as best they can to set suitable shipping windows for each growing zone. However, as any gardener knows, nature is not so predictable. The type of product you order, along with the weather in your area or ours, may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Based on the contents of your order, we always strive to ship the order complete and as early as possible. However, sometimes this may result in a delay of some items that are ready before others. Our customers have suggested that they would rather wait to receive their order as complete as possible. If you would like to receive part of your order ahead of time, please reach out to our customer service department and we can accommodate. Orders with large items may be shipped in more than one package. There is no extra charge if your order requires more than one package.

Bareroot perennials, trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant. This promotes optimum transit conditions and provides your new plant with the best opportunity for success in your garden.

Trees and other oversize items cannot be shipped to PO boxes.

After you place your order, you will receive an email confirmation with the details of your order and a delivery estimate. You will also receive an email notification when your order ships with an updated arrival estimate and tracking information.

At any time after you place your order you can check your order status on our website using your email or the account number found in your order confirmation email.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.

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