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Nov 27, 2015 11:38 PM CST
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Elephant Ear type - which group?

Red stemmed, placed in an aquatic setting by botanical garden staff.

Thanks for any suggestions.
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Nov 28, 2015 7:56 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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We don't have any photos in our database yet but I wonder if it could be Rhubarb Elephant Ear (Colocasia esculenta 'Rhubarb')

Some images for comparison:
http://www.plantdelights.com/C...
http://plantlust.com/plants/co...
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Nov 28, 2015 8:50 AM CST
Name: greene
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May I ask which botanical garden?
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Nov 28, 2015 9:37 AM CST
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Quad Cities Botanical Garden - Rock Island, Illinois.

Lin, the examples furnished look like it alot, including the 4' height...
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Nov 28, 2015 9:39 AM CST
Name: Anne
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It also looks like it might be Pink China.

Elephant Ear (Colocasia esculenta 'Pink China')
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Nov 28, 2015 12:48 PM CST
Name: charles
Anderson, S.C (Zone 8b)
plantladylin said:We don't have any photos in our database yet but I wonder if it could be Rhubarb Elephant Ear (Colocasia esculenta 'Rhubarb')

Some images for comparison:
http://www.plantdelights.com/C...
http://plantlust.com/plants/co...


It does look like Rhubarb
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Nov 28, 2015 2:36 PM CST
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Went w/ Rhubarb.
Thanks for the assistance.
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Nov 28, 2015 4:33 PM CST
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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It's a pity you can't see the underside of the leaves, Colocasia Hawaiian Punch has a fine red margin which appears to be showing in places but narrow coloured margins are not always present. The leaves do look to be showing red veins through the tallest leaf.

http://www.excelsagardens.com/...

http://www.royalhawaiiancoloca...

http://www.royalhawaiiancoloca...

http://planthaven.com/plant/co...
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Nov 28, 2015 5:58 PM CST
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Thanks Janet...more items for consideration.
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Nov 28, 2015 7:48 PM CST
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I'd guess 'Hawaiian Punch'. It has a glossy upper leaf surface and more red in the veins on the underside. That matches the USPP description as well (PP24,596).

I've never grown 'Rhubarb' and not been able to find a consistent description. Photos here show it with a matte upper leaf surface.
http://www.briansbotanicals.ne... This also shows only the mid and basal ribs colored red on the underside.
http://www.plantdelights.com/C...
https://www.agristarts.com/ind... I believe 'Red Stem' = 'Rhubarb'

'Pink China' Also has a matte surface.
http://www.briansbotanicals.ne...
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Nov 28, 2015 7:58 PM CST
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Thanks Evan.
I'll endeavor to move it.
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