Colocasia esculenta var. antiquorum 'Black Beauty'
Black Beauty Elephant Ear
Item #: 7727
Zones: 7a to 10b
Height: 30" tall
Culture: Sun to Light Shade
Origin: Eastern Asia
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
This superb 2006 Agri-Starts sport is a stunning mutation of the popular Colocasia 'Illustris'. If you can imagine intensifying the black leaf color and removing some of the green veins from Colocasia 'Illustris', you can visualize Colocasia 'Black Beauty'. In the ground, Colocasia 'Black Beauty' is also somewhat stoloniferous like Colocasia 'Illustris', making a 4' wide patch in 3-4 years...simply stunning.