Colocasia ‘Fierce Gigante’ PPAF

A colocasia with ornamental flowers!

Common Name Fierce Gigante elephant ear
Size 6-8' tall by 5-8' wide
USDA hardiness Zones 8-11
Sun / Shade Part sun, afternoon shade
Soil Average garden soil
Moisture Moist, but well-drained
Disease and Pests None known
Landscape use Borders, large containers, specimens
Market appeal / Uniqueness A behemoth of a plant with some of the most unique features we've ever seen in a colocasia. Glossy green leaves are highlighted and accented by deep maroon veins and stems.
Propagation Methods Tissue culture

Angela and Linda’s Garden Notes:

One of the largest plants in the Gigante Series from breeder Brian Williams, this new behemoth is arguably the most unique as well. When Brian breeds for big, he usually also breeds for unique and with Fierce Gigante, he has both. Strong, maroon-purple stems form the foundation for large, green, heart-shaped leaves, which are also complimented by maroon-purple veins. Once mature, plants regularly produce tall, purple flowers with white spaths, resembling lovely, ornate candles ablaze. A one-of-a-kind plant, this is the first Colocasia we’ve seen with ornamental flowers!