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Colocasia multiflora 'Black Marble'

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Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Colocasia (kol-oh-KAY-see-uh) (Info)
Species: multiflora (mul-tih-FLOR-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Black Marble

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Category:
Bulbs
Ponds and Aquatics
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

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

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:
Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Herbaceous
Variegated
Silver/Gray
Dark/Black
Smooth-Textured
Mottled
Veined
Leathery-Textured

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:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

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

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive tcfromky On Jul 1, 2005, tcfromky from Mercer, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:

Grown as an annual in zone 5.

Regional...

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

Fresno, California
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Clemmons, North Carolina



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