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Distant Memory Colocasia

Vigorous, healthy exotic that won't burn in the sun

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  • flowering dateFoliage plant - foliage from June till first frost
  • hardiness zone3-10
  • height4 - 5 feet
  • restricted statesAE AK GU HI PR
  • ship as3" POT
  • sun exposurePartial Shade

Every landscape could use a touch of the dramatic from time to time. Our new offering is an exotic perennial that bears huge, glossy dark leaves in a rich mahogany color. This plant has an unusual and compelling story, which is told on the Walter's Gardens website (developers of 'Distant Memory'):

"For many of the early years of Walters Gardens, Harriet Walters was the lifeblood of the family business. She's remembered fondly for her incredible cheerfulness, kindness, and optimism, but especially for her infectious laugh and sense of humor. Even through all her years after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's, Harriet still maintained her sunny personality and silliness, as well as a deep sense of care and concern for each member of her family, even as she lost her mental function and memories. Harriet passed away in 2008, and it is in her honor that we will donate $0.25 per plant sold to Alzheimer's research. The Elephant is a symbol for Alzheimer's disease ("an elephant never forgets"), which is why we selected an Elephant Ear to be our cause plant."

Unlike other Elephant Ears, this unique colocasia is shorter in form and has a fuller footprint, making it an ideal specimen planting in the South, or a container garden variety in cooler climates. It clumps nicely for a concentrated contrasting hue against the green of the landscape. Deer-resistant plant grows very quickly and thrives in moist areas—a wonderful choice for sprucing up a water feature or as a pondside planting. Tolerates a variety of soil types. Colocasia 'Distant Memory'

Product Details

  • botanical nameColocasia 'Distant Memory'
  • flowering dateFoliage plant - foliage from June till first frost
  • flower formInsignificant spathes
  • foliage typesolid purple-Black, 2' long, spectacular leaves
  • formPerennial
  • growth rateMedium
  • hardiness zone3-10
  • height4 - 5 feet
  • planting instructions2-4" deep and 4-6' apart
  • restricted statesAE AK GU HI PR
  • shipping seasonSpring
  • ship as3" POT
  • soil requirementAverage to moist
  • spacing5 - 6 feet
  • spread5 - 6 feet
  • sun exposurePartial Shade
  • watering requirementGenerous watering keeps it lush.
  • winter careMove indoors in zones 3-7

Shipping Schedule

When will my order ship?

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

2024 Spring Shipping Schedule
Zone Most Dormant Bareroot & Potted Perennials, and Shrubs
3A-3B 4/29/24 - 6/7/24
4A-4B 4/29/24 - 6/7/24
5A 4/18/24 - 6/7/24
5B 3/25/24 - 6/7/24
6A 3/11/24 - 6/7/24
6B 2/26/24 - 6/7/24
7A 2/22/24 - 6/7/24
7B 2/19/24 - 5/31/24
8A 2/15/24 - 5/10/24
8B 2/12/24 - 5/10/24
9A-10B 2/5/24 - 5/10/24
Last Order Date Zones 3A - 7A: 6/3/24
Zones 7B - 10B: 5/6/24

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