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Colocasia esculenta
Imperial Taro


Colocasia esculenta 'Illustris' is a hardy tropical grown for it’s large ornamental foliage. Leaves are green with purple coloration between the veins. Growing from a tuber, it reaches 5’ at maturity, and goes dormant somewhere around 45°F. 'Illustris' is a moist shade lover but will do best with some filtered sun. Imperial Taro is tolerant of boggy conditions, it offers a nice contrast to understory ferns.

Hardiness: USDA Zones 7b - 11
Plant Use: Perennial
Exposure: Part Sun to Shade
Water Requirements: Medium to High

Good for partly sunny locationsDoes great in the shade!Does well in wet conditions.

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