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Elephant Ear

Grow a staycation

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3 for $8.99
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$9.99
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3 for $8.99
  • flowering dateRarely flowers
  • hardiness zone3-10
  • height4 - 6 feet
  • restricted statesAE AK GU HI PR
  • ship as7-9" BULB
  • sun exposureFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • Tropical flair in the home and garden
  • Massive 18" leaves
  • Makes a great potted plant

We could all use a taste of the tropics in our garden design, just something that makes the backyard feel more like a vacation, right? The massive, 18" wide leaves of Elephant Ear transform its surroundings, bringing island sunshine to your home. You can put Elephant Ear in a water garden, right on the edge of a pond or in a marshy area. We also love this one as a container plant. You can set it up right next to your patio furniture to create a mood when you're out lounging. Or you can bring your container garden out into the yard as a feature. Elephant ear does great in a big pot with some caladiums or coleus for color. Either way, in winter, you can roll the pot indoors to protect it from damaging frost and fill your home with tropical flair in the process—it'll be an easy pick-me-up through gloomy winter weather. Colocasia esculenta

Product Details

  • botanical nameColocasia esculenta
  • flowering dateRarely flowers
  • flower colorWhite
  • flower formSmall white spathes, like jack-in-the-pulpit flowers, insignificant.
  • foliage typeHuge, oval, heart shaped to arrow shaped leaves up to 2'+ long and 18" wide.
  • formTender Bulb
  • growth rateFast, establishes quickly.
  • hardiness zone3-10
  • height4 - 6 feet
  • planting instructionsPlant 2 - 4" below soil level. Keep well watered. Best to mulch if not grown in standing water.
  • pruningNo pruning needed.
  • restricted statesAE AK GU HI PR
  • shipping seasonSpring
  • ship as7-9" BULB
  • soil requirementDeep moisture retentive soils. They are heavy feeders.
  • spacing36 - 60 inches
  • spread4 - 5 feet
  • sun exposureFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • winter careLift tubers in the fall and store in a frost-free location over winter. Replant the following spring after last frost.

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 Temperature Sensitive Plants
3A-3B 5/3/24 - 6/7/24
4A-4B 5/3/24 - 6/7/24
5A 5/3/24 - 6/7/24
5B 4/29/24 - 6/7/24
6A 4/25/24 - 6/7/24
6B 4/22/24 - 6/7/24
7A 4/11/24 - 6/7/24
7B 4/8/24 - 5/31/24
8A & 8B 4/1/24 - 5/31/24
9A - 10B 3/25/24 -5/31/24
Last Order Date Zones 3A - 7A: 6/3/24
Zones 7B - 10B: 5/27/24

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