Colocasia ‘Dragon Heart Gigante’ PPAF

The heart of a dragon and size of a giant.

Common Name Dragon Heart elephant ear
Size 7-8' tall by 5-8' wide
USDA hardiness Zones 8-11
Sun / Shade Part Sun - prefers afternoon shade
Soil Average garden soil
Moisture Moist, but well-drained
Disease and Pests None known
Landscape use borders, specimens, containers, pool side
Market appeal / Uniqueness Deep, velvety dark green to black elephant ears that can reach 30" long and 24" wide by the end of the summer on a 7-8' tall plant. A breeding breakthrough with truly tropical appeal.
Propagation Methods tissue culture
Bloom Time N/A

Angela and Linda’s Garden Notes:

As gardeners, when we dream about new varieties, we dream BIG. We dream about plants that we’ve never seen; plants with beautiful flowers or special foliage. For years, Brian Williams, the breeder of the Gigante series dreamed of a black-leaved Colocasia gigantea. A plant that could grow 7-8’ tall in a single season, a plant with ears as big as elephants; black ears.  With great perseverance he worked toward making his dream come true. It’s been said that within every dreamer, beats the heart of a dragon. From this, we bring you ‘Dragon Heart’.