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Colocasia esculenta 'Royal Cho'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Colocasia esculenta 'Royal Cho'

Elephant Ear

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Item #: 7585

Zones: 7a to 10b

Height: 48" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Asia, Hybrid

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

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(aka: Colocasia 1998-01) This elephant ear is the first release from the incredible breeding program of Hawaii's Dr. John Cho. This first release forms a stout 4' tall clump of glaucous-green leaves held atop thick, jet-black stems. The leaves are highlighted by a central purple vein that radiates out into the leaf. The same veins are also prominently visible on the leaf backs as the wind blows. Colocasia 'Royal Cho' is a dramatic improvement on the currently grown cultivars and the only one from a controlled hybridization program.