Colocasia ‘Imperial Gigante’ PPAF

A Colossaly sized, C. Illustris type on steriods

Common Name Imperial Gigante taro
Size 5-8' 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 and not too soggy
Disease and Pests None known.
Landscape use Foundation plantings, specimens, mass plantings, commercial landscapes, front or middle of the border, urban gardens, containers
Market appeal / Uniqueness Massive black leaves are particularly ornate, accented by light green veins and stems. Robust in nature, these 3-4' long leaves are held horizontally like giant fan blades.
Propagation Methods tissue culture to keep the stock virus negative
Bloom Time n/a

Angela and Linda’s Garden Notes:

Are you an impatient grower or gardener?  This is the series for you.  Gigantes is Spanish for giants, and boy are they huge.  These new tropical elephant ears will grow up to 8 feet tall in one growing season and the leaves on these plants can reach 2-3 feet long.  Our incredibly bold, colorful selections are perfectly happy in the ground or in large containers. Make a tropical oasis anywhere you need with the Gigantes from Breeder Brian Williams of Brian’s Tropicals in Louisville, KY.