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Colocasia ‘Fontanesii’,
violet-stem taro    1865


Extraordinarystems? You betcha! They’re TALL — to 8 feet in ideal conditions, to 5 feet in a 10-inch pot on our porch here — and gorgeous, deep maroon-purple, like antique mahogany. Its dark emerald leaves are great, too, and it multiplies by runners! Constant moisture is essential. zones 8a-11b or bring indoors in winter. Vigorous small plantlets, from Florida. Last offered in spring 2007. Available elsewhere.


SUB TYPE   American

ZONES   8a-11b

HEIGHT   5-8’

SOURCE   America

LIGHT   full sun