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Colocasia esculenta 'Chicago Harlequin'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Colocasia esculenta Chicago Harlequin

Striped Elephant Ear

Item #: 3871

Zones: 7b to 10b, at least

Height: 60" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Asia, Hybrid

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

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For those collectors of the truly amazing, you must try this new striped elephant ear. Colocasia 'Chicago Harlequin' was discovered by John Joicus of the Brookfield Zoo circa 1993, in a batch of normal Colocasia esculenta. The giant green leaves of C. 'Chicago Harlequin' are each blotched with large, lighter green, random sectors. The highlight, however, is the tall 5' stems, which are vividly striped with cream-and-green vertical bands. C. 'Chicago Harlequin' spreads rapidly in very wet areas by means of above-ground rhizomes.

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