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(Elephant Ear, Royal Hilo Taro, Taro)

Colocasia ‘Royal Hilo’ is a large tropical perennial that is primarily grown for its broad arrow-shaped leaves and its colorful stems. Matte green leaves with maroon underveins perch horizontally on long stout maroon-stained stalks. The small calla-like flowers are rarely produced. Evergreen in mild climates, colocasia is winter-dormant in the colder parts of its range, dying back to a starchy tuber.

Colocasia prefers full to moderate shade and protection from scorching sun rays. It requires...

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Gerald L. Klingaman

(Black Magic Taro, Elephant Ear, Taro)

A large, tuberous perennial native to tropical Asia, taro is grown for its huge heart-shaped leaves that add drama to the landscape. Its cultivar 'Black Magic' has striking purple-black foliage. In areas where the tubers will not overwinter in the ground, it can be lifted and stored in the fall, or grown in containers.

Beautiful near a water feature, 'Black Magic' grows well in shallow water or in any evenly moist, humus-rich, neutral to slightly acid soil. In regions with very mild winters,...

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Gerald L. Klingaman

(Elephant Ear, Taro)

This tropical elephant ear boasts a compact habit and beautifully variegated leaves with irregular, white spots, splotches and flecks across a matte green background. Colocasia esculenta ‘Elepaio’ is named after a Hawaiian endemic bird that is a species of monarch flycatcher and is sometimes referred to as ‘Milky Way.’ It can be difficult to obtain but is well worth searching for.

A large, tuberous perennial native to tropical Asia, taro is grown for its huge, heart-shaped leaves that add...

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James H. Schutte

(Black Stem Taro, Elephant Ear, Taro)

A large, tuberous perennial native to tropical Asia, taro is grown for its huge heart-shaped leaves that add drama to the landscape. Its cultivar 'Fontanesii' has shiny green leaves with dark red to purple stalks. Sweetly fragrant flowers with large creamy-yellow spathes appear in summer. In areas where the tubers will not overwinter in the ground, 'Fontanesii' can be lifted and stored in the fall, or grown in containers.

Beautiful near a water feature, taro grows well in shallow water or in...

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James H. Schutte

(Elephant Ear, Illustris Taro, Taro)

A large, tuberous perennial native to tropical Asia, taro is grown for its huge heart-shaped leaves that add drama to the landscape. Its cultivar 'Illustris' has purple-black leaves with green veins and violet leaf stalks. Sweetly fragrant flowers with large creamy-yellow spathes may appear in summer. In areas where the tubers will not overwinter in the ground, 'Illustris' can be lifted and stored in the fall, or grown in containers.

Beautiful near a water feature, taro grows well in shallow...

(Elephant Ear, Taro, Violet Stem Taro)

A large, tuberous perennial native to tropical Asia, taro is grown for its huge heart-shaped leaves that add drama to the landscape. Its cultivar 'Violet Stem' has puckered grayish-green leaves with purple stems. Sweetly fragrant flowers with large creamy-yellow spathes may appear in summer. In areas where the tubers will not overwinter in the ground, 'Violet Stem' can be lifted and stored in the fall, or grown in containers.

Beautiful near a water feature, taro grows well in shallow water or...

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James H. Schutte

(Dwarf Elephant Ear, Elephant Ear, Taro)

Silver leaf elephant ear is a tuberous perennial native to the tropical regions of Asia. It has a small, clumping habit and is prized for its rounded, green velvety leaves with distinct silver streaks down their centers. Yellow spathe and spadix flowers appear all summer.

This plant prefers light shade and moist sites, but spreads more rapidly in wetter soils. In tropical areas its foliage can be enjoyed year round, but in colder climates its tubers may be dug and stored in a cool, dry place...

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Jesse Saylor

(Asiatic Dayflower)

Sprawling in habit, Asiatic dayflower bears bright blue and white flowers from summer to frost - two upper petals are blue while the lower white petal is tiny and makes the blossom look like a face. An herbaceous perennial that spreads by seed and roots at nodes on its horizontal stems, it is native to Asia. Its tolerance for moist soils often finds it growing as a weed in ditches, lawns or waste areas.

The partially upright but often crawling stems are green to sienna in color, and have long...

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Forest & Kim Starr

(Watch Chain Plant)

The common name of this beautiful fine textured succulent from South Africa refers to its moss-like appearance. Its lax stems give rise to ascending branchlets that are hidden under tiny overlapping scale-like leaves. The vivid bright green foliage takes on bronze tints in hot dry conditions. Inconspicuous yellow-green flowers appear between the leaves in summer and at other seasons after watering. Pruning back flower stems will stimulate increased vegetative growth.

Like most succulents,...

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James Burghardt

(Seven Sisters)

Here's a magnificent addition to any water garden for summertime interest. The swamp crinum, also known as the seven sisters or American crinum lily, is a bulbous clumping perennial native to lakes, bogs, and swamps across the Gulf Coast region of the southeastern United States. Overall, this crinum species is quite variable in the size of its leaves and flower petal widths.

Anytime from midsummer to frost, in full sun or considerable shade, unbranched flower stems are topped by ball-like white...