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Colocasia fallax 'Silver Dollar'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Colocasia fallax Silver Dollar

Silver Dollar Dwarf Elephant Ear

Item #: 6669

Zones: 7b to 10b, at least

Height: 15" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: China, Vietnam

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

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This Alan Galloway selection of the shade-loving dwarf Colocasia fallax has proved to be a much more vigorous and attractive selection than any form of this species we have grown. The small, rich green leaves of Colocasia fallax 'Silver Dollar' are much more rounded than normal and also highlighted by narrow silver veins and a wide central silver blotch...not to mention held atop cinnamon-colored petioles. In late summer, the plants are adorned with small yellow spathe and spadix flowers. The 15" tall plants make 2' wide patches in 5 years, but should spread faster in moist soils by means of short, above-ground stolons...quite unique and quite beautiful!

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