Elephant Ears
Year Introduced: 2013
Heredity: Hybrid
Country of Origin: USA
Hybridizer or Originator: Brian Paul Williams

Data specific to Elephant Ears (Colocasia) (Edit)
Plant habit: Clumping
Plant height: Tall (>40 inches)
Leaf base: Peltate
Leaf form: Wavy
Leaf surface (top of leaf): Dull (Matte)
Leaf color (top of leaf): Blackish
Leaf main veins color (top of leaf): Purple
Petiole junction color (top of leaf): Purple
Petiole color: Similar to leaf blade
Blackish

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Plant Height: 6 to 8 feet (1.8-2.4m)
Plant Spread: 6 to 8 feet (1.8-2.4m)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Variegated
Flower Time: Other: Seasonal
Underground structures: Tuber
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: Sterile
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Offsets
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PP25,219
Goes Dormant
Parentage: Unnamed Colocasia x Colocasia gigantea

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Trade name information:
Series: Gigantes™
Cultivar name: 'Noble Gigante'
Common names
  • Elephant's Ear
  • Giant Elephant Ear
Also sold as:
  • Purple Giant

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Photo by Swayback
Location: Dayton, TN
Date: 2013-07-19
Location: Dayton, TN
Date: 2013-07-19
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