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Black Ripple Colocasia

Commonly referred to as a variety of Elephant Ear, this particular beauty stands out on its own with its iridescent puckered leaves of purplish black. Sitting atop multiple dark burgundy-red stems, the leaves unfurl from brownish backs to reveal their inner glossy foliage. Considered a dwarf variety, they can grow 3-4’ H x 3-4’ W and they prefer medium wet, but not soggy soil. However, they have been known to do well in pond edges and around water features. Frost sensitive, they perform best in Zones 8-11. Can be planted as a single specimen, en masse or in large containers, but try to avoid exposure to strong winds. Will do well in full sun to partial shade and doesn’t mind high humidity. The infrequent blooms are usually hidden by the large leaves and this plant is considered deer and rabbit resistant.