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Colocasia Royal Hawaiian Diamond Head

These elephant ears have glossy, lime green leaves have dark red veining on the back side and matching red stems.

Available in 6′ and 10″ Pots

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Description

Elephant Ears (Colocasia)→Elephant Ear (Colocasia esculenta Royal Hawaiian® Diamond Head)

 

 

Trade name information:
Series: Royal Hawaiian®
Trade Name: Diamond Head
Cultivar name: ‘Diamond Head’
Common names:
Elephant Ear
Elephant’s Ear
Taro

 

Elephant Ears
Year Introduced: 2008
Heredity: Hybrid
History: Royal Hawaiian series Colocasia developed as part of a breeding program headed by John J. Cho at the University of Hawaii, Kula. Out of respect for native beliefs about taro only non-Hawaiian cultivars are used.
Country of Origin: USA
Hybridizer or Originator: John J. Cho

 

Data specific to Elephant Ears (Colocasia)
Plant habit: Clumping
Plant height: Tall (>40 inches)
Leaf base: Peltate
Leaf form: Wavy
Leaf surface (top of leaf): Glossy
Leaf color (top of leaf): Blackish
Leaf main veins color (top of leaf): Blackish
Petiole junction color (top of leaf): Purple
Petiole color: Purple
Blackish

 

General Plant Information
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7b -15 °C (5 °F) to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
Plant Height: 4 to 5 feet (1.2-1.5m)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Dark burgundy petioles.
Flower Time: Other: Seasonal
Underground structures: Tuber
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Will Naturalize
Eating Methods: Cooked
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Toxicity: Other: All parts of plant contain calcium oxalate crystals, an irritant to the mouth and esophagus. Toxic to cats and dogs.
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Other info: Remove seed from berry which contains chemicals that inhibit germination.
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Stolons and runners
Offsets
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders’ Rights: PP19,939
Goes Dormant
Parentage: Putih x Black Magic

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