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Colocasia esculenta 'Blue Hawaii'

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Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Colocasia (kol-oh-KAY-see-uh) (Info)
Species: esculenta (es-kew-LEN-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Blue Hawaii
Additional cultivar information: (PP20003; Royal Hawaiian series)
Hybridized by Cho; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2008

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Category:
Bulbs
Ponds and Aquatics
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Veined

Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive oldaggie98 On Dec 16, 2010, oldaggie98 from Magnolia, TX wrote:

This is a clumping variety from the new breeding work by John Cho of Hawaii. Blue green foliage with dark red veining, it looks fantastic in the afternoon sun.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Camarillo, California
De Leon Springs, Florida
Mountain Park, Georgia
Bath, North Carolina
Hubbard, Oregon
Stagecoach, Texas



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