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Colocasia esculenta 'Surf City'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Colocasia esculenta Surf City

Surf City Elephant Ear

Item #: 7247

Zones: 7b to 10b

Height: 60" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Hybrid

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

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(aka: C. 'Waikiki', C. 2001-056) Colocasia 'Surf City' is a 2008 elephant ear introduction from Hawaiian colocasia breeder John Cho. I've been drawn to Colocasia 'Surf City' since we first put it in our trials. The vigorously growing tight clump of Colocasia 'Surf City' is composed of 5' tall stalks that are purple toward the top, each holding a narrowly pointed, amazingly ruffled leaf. Each leaf is adorned with a small purple dot where the stem attaches to the leaf back. The narrow ruffled leaves add an entirely different texture in the garden.

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