Colocasia esculenta,
elephant ear     1739

elephant ear heirloom bulbs

Back when Victorian taste was celebrating everything exotic, elephant ears were very cool. And their big, heart-shaped leaves look great with plastic flamingos! Give them lots of water and fertilizer in sun to light shade. Hardy in zones 7b-11b, they’re great anywhere as annuals or pot plants. 3-5 feet, big Florida bulbs. Last offered in spring 2009. Widely available elsewhere.

SUB TYPE   American, wildflower

ZONES   7b-11b

HEIGHT   36-60”

SOURCE   America

LIGHT   full sun