Plant Catalog - COLOCASIA E FONTANESSI
COLOCASIA E FONTANESSI
COLOCASIA ESCULENTA 'FONTANESSI'
BLACK ELEPHANT'S EAR, BLACK TARO
A bold tropical perennial with large, leathery, heart-shaped leaves that can reach 2 to 3 feet long. Foliage color is deep green and stalks are purple-black. Grown from starchy tubers, Taro is a staple food for Polynesians.
USDA zones: 8 - 11
Sunset zones: 12, 16 - 24, H1, H2
Mature size: 4 - 6 feet high and wide
Light needs: partial to full shade
Water needs: ample water