Black stem elephant ear
Colocasia esculenta 'Fontanesii'
Common Name: Black stem elephant ear
Category: Non Hardy Perennials
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Has interesting foliage
|Hardiness: Tender||Height: 1.50 m (150 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shade||Spread: 0.60 m (60 cm)|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous|
|Foliage Colour: Green, Purple|
Stately heart-shaped, deep green leaves are marbled with subtle purple blotches and beautifully intersected with dark veins and held grandly splayed out on jet black stems. Elegant and seductively hypnotic.
- Garden care: Provide adequate moisture during the growing season but lift in autumn before the frosts and keep the tubers dry and frost free throughout winter.