Taro, Imperial

Colocasia 'Illustris'

Taro, Imperial
Taro, Imperial Taro, Imperial Taro, Imperial Taro, Imperial

Tropical plant with black foliage high-lighted with bright green veins. Adds contrast and boldness to the pond or wet area.

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

Black with green veins

Plant Spread


Plant Height


Hardness Zone


Good Companions

Any water garden plants.

Characteristics & Attributes


Bog or water garden
Focal point
Foliage interest

Bloom Time

Critter Resistance


Partial to full sun

Growth Rate

Medium to fast

Seasonal Interests

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