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Colocasia 'Fontanesii'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Colocasia 'Fontanesii'

Black Stem Elephant Ear

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Item #: 1632

Zones: 7b to 10b

Height: 80" tall

Culture: Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Eastern Asia

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


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This is one of the most spectacular plants in our garden. The giant purple-black petioles (stalks) rise to nearly 7'. At the end of each petiole sits a giant, green, heart-shaped leaf (to 3' long) with a shiny black cast. In late summer, the plant is home to wonderful yellow aroid flowers, to 12" long, with a fragrance of papayas...WOW!