Colocasia ‘Tea Party’ PPAF

A truly stunning dwarf elephant ear

Common Name Tea Party taro
Botanical Name Colocasia ‘Tea Party’ PPAF
Size 3' tall by 3' 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 Annual color, perennial beds, containers
Market appeal / Uniqueness When the morning or afternoon sun hit the black cupped leaves, it turns them iridescent shades of red for a dazzling affect in the garden. A stunning dwarf elephant ear, Tea Party pairs with many bright, summer perennials with a pleasing effect that causes us to linger a bit longer outdoors.
Propagation Methods Tissue culture to keep the stock virus negative

Angela and Linda’s Garden Notes:

The lovely play of light on black cupped leaves turns them iridescent shades of red for a dazzling affect in the garden. A stunning dwarf elephant ear, Tea Party pairs with many bright, summer perennials for a pleasing effect that causes us to linger a bit longer outdoors. Try the bright colors of our Helenium Mariachi™ series or Phlox Garden Candy™ Bubble Gum Pink and Coral Crème Drop as trendy combos in ground or in containers.