Then, as soon as summer arrives, move it out to the garden in pots or plant it into shady or damp borders and enjoy the magnificent, tropical display! This drought-tolerant, clump-forming perennial has black heart-shaped leaves and a dramatic purple stalk.
The petioles are thick enough so that their color is easily noticed and is a nice ornamental feature.
Hardiness Zone 7b-10 Colocasia esculenta 'Nancy's Revenge' was introduced at the 2000 International Aroid Society meeting in Florida, where it was the most drooled-upon plant.
This plant is 30 inches tall and has medium green leaves with striking purple veins.
Philippe, I found a cultivar here in Hawaii called C.
The History of ColocasiaÂ Â The common name, elephant ear, is occasionally used to describe plants in related genera such as , , and.