Colocasia 'Imperial Gigante' PP 26,152
Imperial Gigante Elephant Ear
Item #: 12725
Zones: 8a to 10b, at least
Height: 48" tall
Culture: Sun to Part Sun
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
Colocasia 'Imperial Gigante' is a fascinating new elephant ear from the handiwork of Kentucky's Brian Williams. This tightly-clumping Colocasia esculenta x Colocasia gigantea hybrid forms a 4' tall x 6' wide clump, composed of 2' long x 16" wide leaves. Each olive green leaf is highlighted by multi-shades of muted black patterns between the green leaf veins. Starting for us in mid-October, the clumps are adorned with long, narrow-spathed, white flowers that are similar in shape to Colocasia esculenta. Colocasia 'Imperial Gigante' has been an excellent performer for us in Zone 7b, but would likely grow much larger in climates with milder winters.