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Colocasia esculenta 'Jack's Giant'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Colocasia esculenta Jacks Giant

Jack's Giant Elephant Ear

Item #: 7400

Zones: 7a to 10b, at least

Height: 84" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Eastern Asia, India

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

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We hope you've got your beanstalk planted 'cause 'Jack's Giant' is here. We received our original plant from Jack de Vroomen of Marlboro Bulb Company, who brought this to us from Costa Rica. The tuber was much larger and shaped differently from other Colocasia esculenta forms we had grown. In our garden, the plants easily reached 7' tall, even in a very dry section, with medium green leaves similar to typical Colocasia esculenta. We are pretty sure this is a triploid form, which should increase winter hardiness. Remember, rich organic soils that are moist during the growing season result in the best growth. Despite the lack of calories, we hope you'll enjoy supersizing your garden!

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