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Colocasia esculenta var antiquorum 'Illustris'

(Colocasia 'Imperial Taro')

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Quick Overview:

The heart-shaped leaves of 'Illustris' are huge, and their dark highlights are stunning. This elephant ear is a lover of moist shade, but does best with a little dappled sunlight. It will tolerate boggy conditions.


Excellent Colocasia for hardiness and foliage.

Additional Information

Common Name Colocasia 'Imperial Taro'
Botanical Name Colocasia esculenta var antiquorum 'Illustris'
Container/Amount 1 gallon
Plant Category Perennial, Aquatic
Evergreen or Deciduous Deciduous
Hardiness Zone 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Height to 3 ft.
Width to 4 ft.
Growth Rate Fast
Light Requirements Sun, Part-sun
Soil Condition Wet Soils
Water Needs High
Blooming Period Spring
Flower Color No
Fragrance No
Foliage Color Green/black
Berry Color No
Deer Resistant Yes

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