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Colocasia 'Imperial Gigante' PP 26,152
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Colocasia 'Imperial Gigante' PP 26,152

Imperial Gigante Elephant Ear

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Item #: 12725

Zones: 8a to 10b, at least

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 48" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Hybrid

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

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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.