(Elephant’s Ear) Colocasia Illustris is a striking elephant ear that has dramatic green veining on large black leaves. Colocasia Illustris is the ultimate thriller for your large container combinations growing to heights of 3-5′. It also loves wet conditions and can be used as a water plant growing best in full sun to part shade locations. Colocasia Illustris is adaptable as a houseplant but please note that it can be toxic to pets.
Common Name: Elephant Ear
Plant Type: Annual
Brand: PROVEN WINNERS® Annuals
Hardiness Zone: 8, 10, 11What is my zone?
Max Height: 1 – 5 Feet
Max Spread: 1 – 3 Feet
Exposure: Full Sun (+6 hrs.), Part Shade (4-6 hrs.)
Flower Color: Black Shades
Soil Moisture Needs: Moderate, Moist, Wet
Design Use: Combination Containers, Container, Structure, Waters Edge or Bog
Container Design: Thriller
Season of Interest (Foliage): Spring, Summer, Fall