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Elephant Ear, Black

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Large-leaved tropical accent plant.

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Bring the tropics into your garden. This exotic beauty with large, metallic, dark purple leaves on sturdy upright 36-48" stems provides magical presence and vertical impact in the border. Works wonders when complemented by caladiums, begonia, impatiens or coleus.
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Elephant Ear, Black
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Item #: 84040
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Product properties

Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

36-48 inches

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

12-18 inches

Ornamental Use Ways in which the product may be used in the garden for ornamental effect.

Beds, Borders, Container

Life Cycle This refers to whether a plant is an annual, biennial or perennial. Annuals complete their life cycles in one year; biennials produce foliage the first year and bloom and go to seed the second year; perennials can live for more than two years.

Annual

Sow Method This refers to whether the seed should be sown early indoors and the seedlings transplanted outside later, or if the seed should be sown directly in the garden at the recommended planting time.

Direct Sow

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Item 84040 cannot ship to: AA, AE, AK, AP, AS, CN, FM, GU, HI, MH, MP, PR, PW, VI
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Sun
Full Sun
Height
36-48 inches
Spread
12-18 inches
Ornamental Use
Beds, Borders, Container
Life Cycle
Annual
Sow Method
Direct Sow
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Elephant Ear, Black is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I was a little worried at first but we had a really cool spring. This became a really beautiful plant in part sun/part shade. It was really striking planted among hot pink impatiens.
Date published: 2016-09-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not what I expected. Doesn't look like picture. I first bought the large green elephant ear and received a huge bulb. I was so happy and impressed. When I received this black elephant ear I have to say I was disappointed. The size was smaller than an egg and had the tiniest leaves already on it. Hoping it grows fast but first impression was not so good. This is the first time I've been disappointed with anything from Burpee! Will still keep ordering from them.
Date published: 2016-06-05
  • 2016-09-26T06:14CST
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