Elephant Ear (Colocasia esculenta 'Madeira') in the Elephant Ears (Colocasia) Database

Trade name information:
Series: Tropi-cools™
Cultivar name: 'Madeira'
Common names:
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Elephant Ears
Year Introduced: 2012
Heredity: Hybrid
Country of Origin: USA
Hybridizer or Originator: Brian Paul Williams

Data specific to Elephant Ears (Colocasia) (Edit)
Plant height: Medium (20-40 inches)
Tall (>40 inches)
Leaf base: Peltate
Leaf form: Wavy
Leaf surface (top of leaf): Dull (Matte)
Leaf color (top of leaf): Blackish
Green
Leaf main veins color (top of leaf): Purple
Petiole junction color (top of leaf): Purple
Petiole color: Pink
Red

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 3 to 4 feet (.9-1.2m)
Plant Spread: 30 to 36 inches (76-91cm)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flower Time: Other: Seasonal
Underground structures: Tuber
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Will Naturalize
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Toxicity: Other: All parts of plant contain calcium oxalate crystals, an irritant to the mouth and esophagus. Toxic to cats and dogs.
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Remove seed from berry which contains chemicals that inhibit germination.
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Offsets
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PPAF
Goes Dormant

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Comments:
Posted by Swayback (Kentucky 😔 - Zone 6a) on Aug 13, 2013 12:33 AM

Leaf color can range from uniform jet black to dusty blue green with purple around the veins, even combinations of yellow and black!
A very underrated release from brians botanicals
May be more cold hardy than originally thought, maybe more than pink china!

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