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Colocasia multiflora 'Midnight'

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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: Midnight
Additional cultivar information: (PP17887)
Hybridized by Strode; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2006

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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:
9-12 in. (22-30 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:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Dark/Black

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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Neutral Suze_ On Jan 20, 2006, Suze_ from (Zone 7b) wrote:

General shape and coloration of the leaves is somewhat similar to 'Black Magic', but this one has a more velvety/grayish sheen to it. Smaller plant.

Regional...

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

Melbourne, Florida
Clemmons, North Carolina
Alice, Texas



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