Plant ID forum: Elephant ears?

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Name: Miss Maki
Ontario Canada (Zone 5a)
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Missmaki
Jul 21, 2017 1:47 PM CST
Hello. New house. New garden! I think this is elephant ears. Overwintered in zone 5 Canada. It has flattened out since the spring and these pods have appeared? What is it? What do I do with the pods?
Thanks
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jmorth
Jul 21, 2017 1:51 PM CST
Looks like Arum Italicum
Pods should turn red.(for your viewing pleasure)
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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Jul 21, 2017 2:22 PM CST
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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Jul 21, 2017 2:34 PM CST
Yep yep yep ! Hurray! !
I've allways called them Arrowheads. Beats me what the common name is. I don't like these tech names. Someone help us PLEASE ? 👹 ?
I inherited some, at my house, that i bought in 1994. Some green, some varagated. Hear, they come up in, like, early winter.
In Springtime, send up green seedhead. Right now, hear, tops have died, and seed heads are brite red. Thumbs up
They are a bulb. They'll, be back next year ! Hurray! ! 😁
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Jul 21, 2017 3:35 PM CST
So it does have something to do with elephants after all1
Porkpal
Name: Miss Maki
Ontario Canada (Zone 5a)
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Missmaki
Jul 21, 2017 5:24 PM CST
Thanks to all you for naming my mystery. Not an elephant at all.
They have just sent up the seed head, mid July -- summer in Ontario is wet and cool this year. Anxious to see the bright red seed head. Does this have plantable seeds?
Thanks again to this community of gardeners.

Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Jul 22, 2017 6:28 AM CST
The common name I've always seen is "Italian Arum." That nickname has the most votes in the database here:
Italian Arum (Arum italicum)
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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Jul 22, 2017 7:15 AM CST
Thanks for the common name Tiffany Thumbs up

Miss Maki : I've never tried to plant seeds. Mine have spread some. From either seed or tuber/buld division. Shrug! They don't grow thick, like cala lilys.
Try some seeds. What ya got to lose.
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