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Colocasia esculenta 'Black Magic'

Plant Type: Water Gardening

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

NA

Foliage Color

Chocolate

Plant Spread

152-182"

Good Companions

Variegated Canna, Caladium-dwarf

Plant Height

60-72"

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

8-10

Soil Moisture

Moist

Characteristics & Attributes


Attributes

Foliage interest, Border of bed, Bog or water garden

Bloom Time

Critter Resistance

Exposure

Full to partial sun

Growth Rate

Medium to rapid

Seasonal Interests

Summer