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Image of Colocasia photo by: Gerald L. Klingaman

Gerald L. Klingaman

(Elephant Ear, Taro)

Colocasia is a small genus of about 7 species of large-leaved tropical plants that inhabit the warm moist areas of southern Asia. The most widely grown species is Colocasia esculenta, otherwise known as elephant ear or taro, which is used worldwide as a dietary staple.

Elephant ears are usually perennial, evergreen or deciduous, and have large tuberous roots and rhizomes (underground lateral stems) that grow at or just below the ground surface. The leaves are roughly arrow-shaped...

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Mark A. Miller

(Elephant Ear, Heart of the Jungle Taro, Taro)

Colocasia is a small genus of about 7 species of large-leaved tropical plants that inhabit the warm moist areas of southern Asia. The most widely grown species is Colocasia esculenta, otherwise known as elephant ear or taro, which is used worldwide as a dietary staple.

Elephant ears are usually perennial, evergreen or deciduous, and have large tuberous roots and rhizomes (underground lateral stems) that grow at or just below the ground surface. The leaves are roughly arrow-shaped...

(Elephant Ear, Taro)

Dwarf Jenings elephant ear is a tropical perennial native to Polynesia and the rainforest regions of Asia. It is primarily grown for its large egg-shaped, velvety leaves. They are dark green with chartreuse veins and a silvery-green center. During the growing season yellow-green spathe flowers appear but are generally overshadowed by foliage. It ear goes dormant following its bloom but re-emerges when temperatures warm.

The dwarf Jenings' elephant ear prefers partial shade and protection from...

Image of Columnea x banksii photo by: Judith K. Mehl

Judith K. Mehl

(Banks Goldfish Plant, Goldfish Plant, Goldfish Vine)

Commonly called Banks' goldfish plant, Columnea x banksii is a hybrid of two spectacular tropical geseriads that originate from the rain and cloud forests of the American tropics, Columnea oerstediana and C. schiedeana. In the wild, these plants are tree-dwelling, or epiphytic, and have lush green stems that cascade downwards. When growing conditions are favorable, this hybrid produces a wealth of scarlet flowers with yellow markings at the throat. Like most rain...

Image of Convolvulus sabatius photo by: Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

(Blue Rock Bindweed, Ground Morning Glory)

Beautiful purplish blue or pink morning glory flowers cover this trailing perennial subshrub in the heat of summer. Ground morning glory is native to the Mediterranean regions of North Africa and Italy where it naturally grows along rocky, limestone cliff faces and ground along the seaside. Its tough natural environment enables it to withstand difficult garden spots with hot sun, drought, wind, salt-spray and alkaline soils.

This low, ground-hugging plant is fully evergreen where hardy. Its...

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PlantHaven

(Ground Morning Glory)

A dense, freely flowering morning glory selection for the perennial or annual border, 'Moroccan Beauty' is a compact, sprawling tender perennial from the western Mediterranean that bears an ongoing display of petite, light blue-violet, trumpet-shaped flowers from spring until frost. The small rounded green to gray-green leaves are evergreen except in the coldest of winters. The trailing stems are woody at the base.

Although tolerating a wide range of conditions, this tough perennial does best...

Image of Convolvulus sabatius ssp. mauritanicus photo by: JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University

JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University

(Ground Morning Glory)

Ground morning glory is a diminutive, non-twining tender perennial native to North Africa, Spain and Italy. The trailing branches bear very small, hairy, roundish leaves. Trumpet-shaped, flaring, morning glory flowers are violet-blue and stay open for a few days. The tidy plant is covered with blooms from early summer through frost.

Ground morning glory is a tough plant which reliably flowers in many conditions. Plant it in loose, gravelly, well-drained soil and full sun. It is drought-tolerant,...

(Dwarf Morning Glory)

The dwarf morning glory bears deep royal blue, funnel-shaped flowers marked with yellow and white above a spreading mound of emerald green leaves. This bushy, tender perennial is short-lived, so it is most commonly planted as an annual. It is native to the Mediterranean Basin where winters are cool and wet and summers warm and dry.

Narrow oval or lance-shaped leaves cover the bushy plant. At the peak of summer, it bears many funnel-shaped flowers that are royal blue with white streaks and yellow...

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James H. Schutte

(Dwarf Morning Glory)

Grown for its summer-long display of deep blue, funnel-shaped flowers, 'Blue Enchantment' is a selection of Convolvulus tricolor, a low, mounding, short-lived perennial from the Mediterranean Basin. It is usually cultivated as an annual.

Narrow oval or lance-shaped leaves cover the bushy plant. The short-lived flowers have five fused petals which spread at the tips, forming a pentagonal "face." An egg-yolk-yellow throat surrounded by a starburst of radiating white feather-marks ornaments...

Image of Cordyline photo by: Courtenay Vanderbilt

Courtenay Vanderbilt

(Cordyline)

The genus Cordyline is made up of about 20 species of lance-leaved shrubby perennials. All are grown for their attractive and colorful foliage and most are native to southeastern Asia, Australia and the Pacific Islands. One species calls South America home.

These tropical plants generally have an upright, tree-like form. The stems are thin, usually un-branched and woody. The long leaves may be sword or lance-shaped and are clustered in rosettes at the ends of upright semi-woody stems....