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Colocasia esculenta 'Coffee Cups'/Elephant Ears

Colocasia esculenta 'Coffee Cups' / Colocasia esculenta 'Coffee Cups'
Handsome summer plantings at the North Carolina Arboretum near Asheville, NC
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Handsome summer plantings at the North Carolina Arboretum near Asheville, NC

Large, coarse-textured, cup-shaped leaves with black stems

Clump growing in a large container

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Scientific Name: Colocasia esculenta 'Coffee Cups'
Common Name: Elephant Ears
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
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Comments: This Elephant Ear makes clumps of large, coarse-textured leaves in the shape of cups. This cultivar produces black stems. Bulbs cannot tolerate hard freezing temperatures but are relatively easy to over-winter with a minimum amount of protection from freezing temperatures. Makes an excellent container plant for summer accent in the garden. Plants grow quickly once soil temperatures rise above about 60 degrees F. Provide a moist, fertile soil for best performance.