Colocasia 'Bikini-tini'

Tropi-cool Colocasia Series Hardy to Zone 6!!!

Size 5-6' tall by 30-36″ wide
USDA hardiness Zones 6-11
Sun / Shade full sun
Soil average garden soil, well drained
Moisture moist, but well drained to get established, once established, it is very drought tolerant
Disease and Pests none known
Landscape use Foundation plantings, mass plantings, commercial landscapes, front or middle of the border, urban gardens, containers
Market appeal / Uniqueness A tropical look is easier to attain in northern climes because these tubers overwinter in gardens as cold as zone 6. Part of the Tropi-cool Series, these new colocasias have proven themselves to be perennial, even where the soil freezes. They will please gardeners everywhere with their bold color and easy to handle sizes. Bikini-tini stands above the others, literally, growing 5 to 7 feet tall, the upward-facing bluish-gray leaves form cups that show off the dark purple petioles and veins. It's a tetraploid, so it is also strong-stemmed and thick-leaved. For a fun game when it rains., watch the cups of Bikini-tini fill with water, and then tip to pour it out! Children will love this.
Propagation Methods tissue culture

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