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Colocasia esculenta 'Chicago Harlequin'

Stripe Stem Elephant Ear

A relatively new and possibly somewhat more hardy "Elephant Ear" selected by John Joicus at the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago. It is a very aquatic plant which spreads by rhizomatous runners. Leaves are blotched light and darker green, but the stems are vertically striped with cream on light green. Will grow in ordinary garden soil with adequate water but spreads rapidly in wet soils. Mulch in winter to protect roots and crowns. Native to tropical Asia

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Height
5-6 Feet

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Spread
5-6 Feet

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USDA Hardiness Zone 7-10

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes
Dies back
Sun Requirements
Full Sun to Full Shade