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Colocasia esculenta 'Yellow Splash'

Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Colocasia (kol-oh-KAY-see-uh) (Info)
Species: esculenta (es-kew-LEN-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Yellow Splash

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Ponds and Aquatics
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Grown for foliage

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:

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

Seed Collecting:
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Gardeners' Notes:

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

There are several splashed forms entering the US, but this name should only be applied to this cultivar. Each 4' tall clump of large grey-green leaves is heavily splashed with creamy yellow patterns, differing in each leaf. C. 'Yellow Splash' spreads via rhizomes, so propagation will be easy. Rich organic soils that stay moist in the summer will result in the largest plants.


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

North Little Rock, Arkansas
Gainesville, Florida
Pensacola, Florida
Chalmette, Louisiana
Franklin, Louisiana
Saint Martinville, Louisiana
Toomsuba, Mississippi
Averill Park, New York
Clemmons, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina
Roanoke, Texas

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