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Colocasia ‘Illustris’,
Illustris elephant ear    1902


What a knock-out! The heart-shaped leaves of “imperial taro” are a dramatic blackish purple highlighted by apple green veins — like a painting on velvet that’s all-natural and luxurious instead of tacky. Our vigorous small plants will grow to 36 inches or more. Constant moisture is essential (set pot in saucer of water). zones 8a-11b or bring indoors in winter. From Florida. Last offered in spring 2009. Widely available elsewhere.


SUB TYPE   American

ZONES   8a-11b

HEIGHT   30-40”

SOURCE   America

LIGHT   full sun