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Colocasia esculenta 'Fontanesii'

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Plant Type: Water Gardening

Tropical plant known for its’ striking dark glossy green foliage on violet stems. Adds boldness to pond area.


Growing & Maintenance Tips:


Likes to be planted or set where rich organic matter is abundant. A stream between ponds works well. Plant likes a lot 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

Green

Plant Spread

152-182"

Good Companions

Any water plants

Plant Height

60-72"

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

8-10

Soil Moisture

Moist

Characteristics & Attributes


Attributes

Foliage Interest, Border or Bed, Bog or Water Garden

Bloom Time

Critter Resistance

Exposure

Part to Full Sun

Growth Rate

Medium

Seasonal Interests

Summer