Colocasia ‘Black Ripple’ PPAF

Sun kissed, rippled, deep chocolaty leaves

Common Name Black Ripple taro
Size 3-4' tall by 3-4' wide
USDA hardiness Zones 8-11
Sun / Shade Full sun / Part shade
Soil Average garden soil
Moisture moist, but well drained and not too soggy
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 Deeply puckered, dark chocolate leaves are supported by strong, near-black stems on a bushy yet compact plant.
Propagation Methods tissue culture
Bloom Time n/a

Angela and Linda’s Garden Notes:

This is one hard working, sexy elephant ear.  The first time we saw Black Ripple (formerly known as ‘Puckered Up’)  in the trial fields, we were blown away by the number of stems and leaves, the sheen and the amazingly puckered foliage.  This is one of the cutest, most attractive colocasias released in a long time.  The light plays off of each pucker to make the foliage look a lot like a shiny turtle shell. The habit is rather compact, with many stems, so this one will make a lovely presentation in any retail setting in a one, two or three gallon pot.