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Colocasia esculenta var. antiquorum 'Black Beauty'
JLBG @ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Colocasia esculenta var. antiquorum 'Black Beauty'

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Item #: 7727

Zones: 7a to 10b

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 30" tall

Culture: Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Eastern Asia

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?

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This superb 2006 Agri-Starts sport is a stunning mutation of the popular Colocasia 'Illustris'. If you can imagine intensifying the black leaf color and removing some of the green veins from Colocasia 'Illustris', you can visualize Colocasia 'Black Beauty'. In the ground, Colocasia 'Black Beauty' is also somewhat stoloniferous like Colocasia 'Illustris', making a 4' wide patch in 3-4 years...simply stunning.

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