Elephant's Ear (Colocasia 'Electric Blue Gecko') in the Elephant Ears (Colocasia) Database

Trade name information:
Series: Gecko
Cultivar name: 'Electric Blue Gecko'
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: Medium (20-40 inches)
Leaf base: Peltate
Leaf form: Wavy
Bullate (quilted)
Leaf surface (top of leaf): Glossy
Leaf color (top of leaf): Blackish
Leaf variegation color (top of leaf): Blackish
Leaf main veins color (top of leaf): Blackish
Petiole color: Similar to leaf blade
Blackish

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Plant Height: 36 inches (90 cm)
Plant Spread: 36 inches (90 cm)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
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: PP26,153
Goes Dormant

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