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Colocasia Jack's Giant (Colocasia Esculenta)

Categorized as: Bulbs,Elephant Ear

April 25, 2010 | 16868 Views | 0 Comments

Jack’s Giant An incredible Elephant Ear that reaches enormous sizes. Colocasia Jacks Giant is believed to be a tetriploid form of a common Colocasia esculenta which means a much larger grower with huge thick leaves. It also produces runners and is much more vigorous than most forms.
Family: Araceae
Genus: Colocasia
Species: Esculenta
Cultivar: Jack's Giant

Elephant Ear, Taro, Dasheen, Eddo (Colocasia Esculenta)

Categorized as: Aquatics,Bulbs,Elephant Ear

April 25, 2010 | 10267 Views | 0 Comments

Eddo-Elephant Ear (Colocasia Esculenta) The huge-leaved taro is a striking feature in the landscape, but not for the timid or refined garden. Taro makes a bold statement next to a water garden or along a small stream. It can also be grown in the vegetable garden if supplied with plenty of water. Even though it seldom produces viable seeds, taro will spread and if not contained it can become a serious pest weed in wetlands. There are more than 200 cultivars of taro, selected for their edible corms or cormels, or their tropical looking ornamental foliage. These fall into two main groups: Wetland taros, the source of the Polynesian food poi, and upland taros, called "dasheens," which produce numerous eddos that are used much like potatoes, as well as a large edible mammy. Most of what you see in the garden are the later (as seen in the photos).
Family: Araceae
Genus: Colocasia
Species: Esculenta
Cultivar: None Identified

Colocasia Mojito (Colocasia Esculenta)

Categorized as: Bulbs,Elephant Ear

April 23, 2010 | 6719 Views | 0 Comments

Colocasia Mojito If you're looking to add another wildly variegated ear to your garden, one that'll turn heads, this is it. Colocasia 'Mojito' (pronounced Mo-he-toe) is named after the popular Cuban mixed drink. The stunning leaves are medium green with dark purple flecks throughout. In moist, rich soils, the clump should reach around 3ft, less in drier locations.
Family: Araceae
Genus: Colocasia
Species: Esculenta
Cultivar: Mojito

Thailand Giant, Super Sized Elephant Ear (Colocasia Gigantea)

Categorized as: Aquatics,Bulbs,Elephant Ear

April 23, 2010 | 16628 Views | 2 Comments

Colocasia Gigantea - Thailand Giant Colocasia Gigantea is a beautiful elephant ear that can reach enormous sizes if given the right conditions. It loves water, so be sure to give it plenty. You can even grow it in standing water (pot or not).
Family: Araceae
Genus: Colocasia
Species: Gigantea
Cultivar: Thailand Giant Strain