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

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7b -15 °C (5 °F) to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
Plant Height: 4 to 5 feet (1.2-1.5m)
Leaves: Variegated
Flower Time: Other: Seasonal
Underground structures: Tuber
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
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
Stolons and runners
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PPAF
Goes Dormant

Trade name information:
Series: Gecko
Cultivar name: 'Lemon Lime Gecko'
Common names
  • Elephant's Ear
  • Taro

Photo Gallery
Location: Swayback's Kentucky Jungle
Leaves in front, striped stems hiding in back
Location: Swayback's Kentucky Jungle
Location: Swayback's Kentucky Jungle
Photo by Swayback
Photo by Swayback
  • Posted by Swayback (Kentucky 😔 - Zone 6a) on Aug 12, 2013 12:39 PM concerning plant:
    A spectacular hybrid!
    Standing up to full sun!
    Rare for a variegated EE to say the least!
    They grow and reproduce extremely fast, reaching a large size in only a few months

    These plants seem have proven too variable in tissue culture, and will likely be discontinued soon.
    Because of this, there are several forms of this plant. Leaves will range from dark green with yellow-green blotches and splashes to a light yellow-green flecked with darker spots, and everything in between!

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