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Colocasia esculenta 'Maui Magic'

Royal Hawaiian® Maui Magic Elephant Ear

Elephant Ear

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An impressive tall variety with dark black-purple stems, topped with huge leaves that emerge dark plum purple and then mature to dark olive green with purple veins; a stunning garden or pondside accent plant for a tropical look

Description

An impressive tall variety with dark black-purple stems, topped with huge leaves that emerge dark plum purple and then mature to dark olive green with purple veins; a stunning garden or pondside accent plant for a tropical look

Landscape Attributes

Royal Hawaiian® Maui Magic Elephant Ear is an open herbaceous annual with a shapely form and gracefully arching foliage. Its wonderfully bold, coarse texture can be very effective in a balanced garden composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Royal Hawaiian® Maui Magic Elephant Ear is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent;Mass Planting;General Garden Use;Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Royal Hawaiian® Maui Magic Elephant Ear will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. Although it's not a true annual, this fast-growing plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.

Light Requirement:

partial shade

full sun

Moisture:

average to wet

Cold Hardy to Zone:

(annual)

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

6 feet

6 feet

rich

Deer Resistant:

false

Fall Color

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