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Colocasia 'Black Swan'


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Colocasia 'Black Swan' is a taro or elephant's ear with large, dramatic, arrow-shaped, rippled and ribbed, lustrous, purplish-black leaves.


Description:
Colocasia 'Black Swan' is a taro or elephant's ear with large, dramatic, arrow-shaped, rippled and ribbed, lustrous, purplish-black leaves on plants up to six feet tall. It can be grown as a marginal plant in ponds or in pots or beds with evenly moist soil. Yellowish-white spathes and spadixes may appear in summer but are usually hidden by the foliage. Though potentially hardy they are best brought in as a houseplant.


Common Name: Taro

Family: Araceae (The Arum Family)

Zone Hardiness: 8-10

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 4-6'

Width: 2-3'

Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Secondary Bloom Colour: Green

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour: Purple

Fragrance: No

Berries: No

Benefits:

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat:

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Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Southeast Asia

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