Colocasia e. ‘Illustris

Imperial Taro Colocasia
Imperial Taro Colocasia
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Plant Type

Tropical

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Medium

Mature Height & Spread

3-5′ x 3-4′

Exposure

Full Sun, partial Shade

Water

High Water

Special Features

Dramatic Foliage Color

Container Sizes

#5

Natural Growth Habit

Clumping

Sunset Garden Zones

12, 16-24 , H1, H2

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

7-10

The heart-shaped leaves of Colocasia esculenta Illustris are large and their dark highlights are stunning. This elephant ear loves moist shade but will do best with a little dappled sunlight. It can tolerate damp conditions. It noteworthy characteristics are that it has prominent purple-and-green leaves. It’s possible to divide them in winter or early spring.

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