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In a bed, border, or container, elephant's ears are the ultimate foliage plants.
Bright green leaves add light and impact any place 'Elena' sets its roots.
Colocasia esculenta 'Fontanesii' (Black Stem Elephant's Ear)
Chic black stem elephant’s ears look great in containers, beds, and borders. They also makes a wild addition to floral arrangements.
Colocasia esculenta 'Heart of the Jungle'
A demure egg-shell finish and a dark purple underpinning make the foliage of 'Heart of the Jungle' special.
Colocasia esculenta 'Rhubarb' ('Rhubarb' elephant's ear)
Kitchen garden rhubarb doesn't hold a candle to 'Rhubarb' elephant's ear, at least not in an ornamental sense.
Purple-and-cream-streaked 'Tiger Stripe' elephant's ear makes a splash in any combination imaginable.
Alocasia micholitziana 'Frydek'
Satiny deep green to black leaves and glowing white veins on 18-inch-long leaves make 'Frydek' elephant's ear great in containers, in a shady border, at the edge of a pond, or as a houseplant.
‘Portodora’produces big, ribbed, upward-pointing leaves that look like lettuce-edged fans. This plant adds instant drama
Colocasia esculenta 'Hilo Bay'
The foliage of ‘Hilo Bay’ looks like crinkled taffeta hanging off black stems. Planted en masse, this selection makes an elegant yet whimsical statement.
Give Your Border a Tropical Punch
For colorful, lush borders from mid-May to late October’s frost, look to elephant's ears and other tropicals.
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