Elephant's Ear (Colocasia esculenta 'Black Sapphire Gecko') in the Elephant Ears (Colocasia) Database

Trade name information:
Series: Gecko
Cultivar name: 'Black Sapphire Gecko'
Common names:
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Elephant Ears
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
Bullate (quilted)
Leaf surface (top of leaf): Glossy
Leaf color (top of leaf): Blackish
Leaf main veins color (top of leaf): Blackish
Petiole color: Similar to leaf blade

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
Plant Height: 4 to 6 feet (1.2-1.8 m)
Plant Spread: 4 to 6 feet (1.2-1.8 m)
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: 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

Young plant

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Location: z6a MA, my gardenDate: 2015-08-22Young plant
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Location: z6a MA, my gardenDate: 2015-08-23A baby this plant is growing fast.
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Location: z6a MA, my gardenDate: 2015-09-21
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Looks amazing by ediblelandscapingsc Aug 23, 2015 9:05 PM 1
Black leaved Colocasia by eclayne Sep 17, 2015 4:24 AM 4

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