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Colocasia esculenta 'Pink China'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Colocasia esculenta Pink China

Elephant Ear

Item #: 7586

Zones: 7a to 10b, possibly colder

Height: 48" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Asia, Hybrid

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

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This introduction from Kentucky's Brian Williams is the hardiest elephant ear in his trials, with tubers left on top of the ground surviving outdoors in Kentucky. We have heard unverified reports of hardiness in warmer Zone 5, but we'll believe it when we see temperature documentation. Regardless of the hardiness, C. 'Pink China' makes an attractive 4' tall clump that spreads rapidly by rhizomes to create a large patch. The green leaves are held atop mauvy-pink stems.

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