Colocasia esculenta Black Coral (Elephant Ear)

Large black heart-shaped, corrugated leaves with deep blue veins on long dark black stalks grow in downward form. Infrequently forms flowers that resemble calla lilies, though it is grown more for foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms – null – grown for foliage
3.5-4 ft tall x 3 ft wide

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Zone Zone 8
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate to Full Moisture
Patent Info PP# 23896

Large arching silvery fronds sport green highlights and purple stems. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid spring to summer
3 ft tall x 4-6 ft wide
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant

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These shade-loving, rhizomatous, clump-forming perennials bear wide corrugated intense blue-green leaves. White bell-shaped flowers bloom on one-sided racemes atop tall bracted scapes. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer
2.5-4 ft tall x 5 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Tolerant to juglone
Moderate salt tolerance
Heat and humidity tolerant

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These shade-loving, rhizomatous, clump-forming perennials bear neatly rippled, light gold leaves. Pale lavender bell-shaped flowers bloom on one-sided racemes atop tall bracted scapes. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer
1.5 ft tall x 3 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Tolerant to juglone
Moderate salt tolerance
Heat and humidity tolerant

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Substantial, broad blue-green heart-shaped leaves can grow to be 5 feet long and 4 feet wide. Infrequently forms flowers that resemble calla lilies, though it is grown more for it’s massive foliage. Rapid growth rate.

Blooms – null – grown for foliage
8-10 ft tall ex 8-10 ft wide

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(ANNUAL) A small succulent plant with green onion-like foliage; each plant is unique – some have tall, loose curled leaves, others have short tightly curled leaves. Spikes of orchid-like chartreuse-yellow flowers bloom in spring. Clumping habit.

Grows in the winter
6-10″ tall – can grow 3 to 4 feet tall

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Hot pink cup-shaped flowers with burgundy mottled, buttery yellow throats form on tall spikes with deep green foliage. Rapid growth rate.

Blooms late spring through mid-fall
2 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft wide
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant

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