Taro, Black Magic

Colocasia esculenta 'Black Magic'

Taro, Black Magic
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Tropical plant with striking deep purple foliage. Large purple leaves add contrast and boldness to the pond or wet area. Rapid grower.

Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Likes to be planted or set where rich organic matter is in excess. A stream between ponds works well. Plant likes an abundance of fertilizer.

Taro's send runners, which can be cut and transplanted for the purpose of holding over through the winter. Plant does need to be wintered indoors as it is a tropical in this region.

Plant is well worth the expense as the foliage is very rewarding.

Flower Color


Foliage Color


Plant Spread


Plant Height


Hardness Zone


Good Companions

Variegated Canna

Characteristics & Attributes


Foliage interest
Border of bed
Bog or water garden

Bloom Time

Critter Resistance


Full to partial sun

Growth Rate

Medium to rapid

Seasonal Interests


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