Elephant ears bring an exciting, tropical look to gardens large and small. The baseball-size bulbs quickly grow into impressive plants with giant, heart-shaped leaves that can be 3 feet long and equally wide. This collection includes three popular types that grow well in gardens or containers.
Quantity / What: 9 Bulbs, Size 9-11”
USDA Hardiness Zone: 9-10, Suitable 5-10
Light Needs: Sun-Shade
Bloom Time: Summer through Fall
Water Needs: Normal-Moist
Growth Habit: Upright
Mature Height: 4-6’
Mature Spread: 3-4’
Special Features: Deer resistant, Tropical Look
Landscape Uses: Borders, Patio Containers
Detailed Planting Instructions are included in package.
3 Elephant Ear ‘Aloha’, Size 9-11”
3 Elephant Ear ‘Esculenta’, Size 9-11”
3 Elephant Ear ‘Upright’, Size 9-11”
Planting Tips & Instructions:
Elephant ears are planted in spring after any danger of frost has passed. The tubers will not grow until the soil is
warm, so don't plant them until the soil temperature is 65ºF. In northern climates this will be early June. To get a
jump on the season, elephant ears can be planted indoors, 4 to 6 weeks before planting outside. Plant the tubers in
pots and grow them in a warm, sunny window.
While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please note that height, bloom time, and color
may differ in various climates.