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Colocasia esculenta 'Fontanesii'

Violet Stem Green Taro
Zone: 11, 12, 10a, 10b, 9a, 9b
Exposure: Light/Bright Shade
Plant Category: Wetland & Aquatic Plants
Height: Minimum 4 feet , Maximum 8 feet
Width: Minimum 4 feet , Maximum 5 feet
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This is an old favorite, tried and true elephant ear. Hardier than many others, this dark stemmed plant has nice heart-shaped green leaves that get burnished purple-silver tones. Dappled shade, lots of water, food and warmth will please it most. Easy, frost hardy in USDA zone 7 with mulch in well-drained soils.
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