Elephant Ear, Taro
Colocasia esculenta 'Nancy's Revenge'

Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Colocasia (kol-oh-KAY-see-uh) (Info)
Species: esculenta (es-kew-LEN-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Nancy's Revenge
Additional cultivar information:(aka Nancyana)

Category:

Bulbs

Ponds and Aquatics

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Deciduous

Herbaceous

Variegated

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)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

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

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Clayton, California

San Bernardino, California

Big Pine Key, Florida

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Gainesville, Florida

Miami, Florida

Oldsmar, Florida

Palm Beach, Florida

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina

Taylorsville, North Carolina

Fort Worth, Texas

Richmond, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 4, 2004, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

This is a beautiful elephant ear that develops a striking white vein as summer progresses. It is vigorous (I use my extras for plant trades) and stunning. Mine is planted outdoors in full sun.