Elephant Ear, Taro
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

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:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Chartreuse/Yellow

Smooth-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:

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:

North Little Rock, Arkansas

Gainesville, Florida

Ocala, 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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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

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.