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Colocasia esculenta 'Fontanesii /Black-stemmed Elephant

Colocasia esculenta 'Fontanesii   / Colocasia esculenta 'Fontanesii
Large, heart-shaped leaves give bold texture in the landscape
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Large, heart-shaped leaves give bold texture in the landscape

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Scientific Name: Colocasia esculenta 'Fontanesii
Common Name: Black-stemmed Elephant
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: High
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: Has large. green heart-shaped leaves on dark purple stems. Can be grown in saturated soil or with several inches of water around the root system. Produces white flowers infrequently. It is root hardy into zone 7, but the foliage is damaged or killed with only a light freeze.