Elephant's ear can grow up to six feet tall and tolerates sun or shade.
E-mail This Page to Your Friendsx
A link to %this page% was e-mailed
Elephant's ear is a tuber-based plant with a very tropical look. It grows to six feet tall (and some varieties top eight feet or more), adding a dramatic look to the garden with massive leaves up to two feet wide and three feet long. All elephant's ear are tolerant of a wide range of conditions--sun or shade and a well-drained site, but especially loving damp, aquatic conditions. Use in containers with mixed plantings or as an accent plant in the garden. Hardy to USDA Zone 7.
A master gardener tells how to enjoy tropical plants even if you're not in a typical climate for them.
These versatile annuals have exploded in popularity in recent years producing months of color from summer into fall. Take a...(12 photos)
If you're tired of depending on the usual bedding plants to carry you through the summer, try some of these alternatives instead.