Tropicals forum: Red stemmed EE??

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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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Jun 16, 2016 4:15 AM CST
I was wondering if anyone could give me a ID on a EE. I bought this from an Amish nursery in southern KY. I have never seen one offered before in my area. It makes me think of rhubarb!

I will try and get a picture of it when I get home. Its leaves are dark, kinda like Black Magic but a bit lighter. It is nice!

Name: Lin
Southeast Florida (Zone 10a)

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Jun 16, 2016 7:18 AM CST
There is a Colocasia cultivar named 'Rhubarb' but it has green leaves. There are no photos yet in our database: Rhubarb Elephant Ear (Colocasia esculenta 'Rhubarb')
Plant Delights has it: Rhubarb Elephant Ear (Colocasia esculenta 'Rhubarb')

There are many with dark leaves and dark or reddish petioles; a few for comparison:
Taro (Colocasia esculenta Royal Hawaiian® Black Coral)
Elephant Ear (Colocasia esculenta 'Black Magic')
Elephant Ear (Colocasia esculenta 'Black Runner')
Elephant Ear (Colocasia esculenta Royal Hawaiian® Diamond Head)
Elephant Ear (Colocasia esculenta 'Midnight')
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