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

Colocasia esculenta 'Ruffles'

Ruffles Elephant Ear

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Item #: 4320

Zones: 7a to 10b

Height: 72" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Asia

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

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(syn: Colocasia 'Ruffle Leaf') This spectacular form of the hardy elephant ear comes to us from a garden in Anniston, Alabama, where it was "discovered" by Southeast Palm Society member Hayes Jackson. We can attest that this clumper has both phenomenal vigor as well as hardiness. Each 3' long leaf has incredibly scalloped edges that sets it apart from typical Colocasia esculenta. In growth habit, it performs here as a clumper, unlike the more stoloniferous forms. Colocasia 'Ruffles' has also multiplied faster than any elephant ear we have grown, with clumps multiplying from 1 to 100 divisions in 12-24 months.