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Name: David Laderoute
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DavidLMO
Oct 29, 2015 9:54 PM CST
in Zone 5B. Now obviously, I will not see seeds - sposed to be 33 tonight which ought to slow it down a wee bit. But I think it is awesome that one of my gaint Elephant Ears is actually blooming. My first year growing these monsters. nodding

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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Oct 29, 2015 11:04 PM CST

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Congratulations! It's a beauty.
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Oct 30, 2015 9:35 AM CST
Hurray! Way to go David! I agree with Sandi, it is a beauty.
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Name: Alice
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ardesia
Oct 30, 2015 9:44 AM CST
If you have the ID on the plant I think you should put that photo in the plant database.
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plantladylin
Oct 30, 2015 9:46 AM CST
When I searched the Database for Giant Elephant Ear, a few came up: http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=Giant+Elephant+Ea...
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Name: David Laderoute
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DavidLMO
Oct 30, 2015 6:09 PM CST
Sorry - NOID

It made it overnight - at my house I got down to 39. The local TV reported 33.

My Brug on the other hand - even with 2 Frost blankets got one stem parially zapped and 4 buds trashed. We will be back in mid 70s in 2 days and lows no lower than mid to upper 40s.
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Name: David Laderoute
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DavidLMO
Oct 30, 2015 6:46 PM CST
I went and looked at the various EE and think mine may be Colocasia esculenta 'Jack's Giant'. It matches the write up and the pictures of it most resemble mine and the label for the pack indicated it was from Costa Rica - but prob a lot are. :-)
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tarev
Oct 31, 2015 6:50 PM CST
Pretty bloom! Lovey dubby
Name: Evan
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eclayne
Nov 16, 2015 2:23 PM CST

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David, here are some great pics of Elephant Ear (Colocasia esculenta 'Jack's Giant') for you to compare.
http://bocajoe.smugmug.com/keyword/colocasia;giant/
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ardesia
Nov 16, 2015 2:27 PM CST
Oh my, it is obvious mine should be called mini Jacks.
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eclayne
Nov 16, 2015 3:49 PM CST

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Green Grin! I show this growers pics to my JG's for motivation.
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ardesia
Nov 16, 2015 5:22 PM CST
Thumbs up Good idea.
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Name: David Laderoute
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DavidLMO
Nov 16, 2015 7:22 PM CST
DavidLMO said:in Zone 5B. Now obviously, I will not see seeds


Not quite true. Big Grin I cut my EE down yesterday and the bloomer actually had seeds under the sheath. They appeared to me to be maybe 75 % mature. Obviously, they did not have a chance. I just feel really fortunate to have seen a bloom cause - believe it or not - I have never grown giant EE before. I have a Colocasia in a pot for two years and have wintered it over indoors. Gonna lift, divide and give it a bit of a rest.
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Name: David Laderoute
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DavidLMO
Nov 16, 2015 9:27 PM CST
eclayne said:David, here are some great pics of Elephant Ear (Colocasia esculenta 'Jack's Giant') for you to compare.
]http://bocajoe.smugmug.com/keyword/colocasia;giant/


I should have had my wife take a pic of me standing by mine. Duhhhhhh

I am fairly certain that is what mine is.

Thanks for the link.

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