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Life Cycle Perennial
Planting Season Spring
Color Black
Growth Habit Clumping, Upright
Bloom Season Summer through Fall

Plant Characteristics Easy to Grow & Maintain
Use Container Garden, House Plant, Landscaping
Growing Conditions Outdoor, Wet Area Tolerant
Plant Resistance Deer, Rabbit

About Black Magic - Elephant Ear Bulbs

Colocasia esculenta

Seed Type Bulb

Black Magic Elephant Ears, (technically called the Elephant Ears Colocasia Esculenta) is such a deep, rich purple it appears almost black. This plant can grow to 6 feet, with each leaf possibly reaching 2-to-3 feet in length, and 1 foot in width.

Planting Information

Planting Black Magic - Elephant Ear Bulbs

Planting Season Spring
Light Requirement Partial Shade
Planting Depth 4 to 6 inches Deep
Plant Height Up to 72 inches
Plant Spacing 2 to 4 feet
Water Needs High
Hardiness Zones 8, 9, 10, 11
Bulb Size 5+ inches circumference
View our Elephant Ears Planting Guide to learn more.


Recommended Coverage
1 Bulb / Spring-Planted | Ships in Spring Up to 0.5 Sq. Ft
3 Bulbs / Spring-Planted | Ships in Spring Up to 1 Sq. Ft

Companions Plants

Companion Plants for Black Magic - Elephant Ear Bulbs