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Colocasia esculenta 'Rhubarb'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Colocasia esculenta 'Rhubarb'

Rhubarb Elephant Ear

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Item #: 5188

Zones: 7b to 10b

Height: 48" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Asia

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

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This new elephant ear is a real WOW plant. Colocasia 'Rhubarb' was "discovered" by Burl Mostul on a trip to Hawaii, where he found a clump growing in a suburban garden and realized its potential. The 4' tall stems that hold the large green leaves are brilliant red. We're not talking about a little anthocyanin pigment you have to strain to see, but we are talking real WOW red from 100' away. Be the first in your neighborhood to dazzle your friends.