Colocasia 'Jack's Giant' Bulb

Item #48680


Glorious color for the shade

This astonishing elephant ear is well-named—it really does look like something that would grow for the giant in JACK AND THE BEANSTALK! The foliage is absolutely massive—many feet long and wide—with a glossy texture, prominent ribbing, and a rich blue-green cast that lightens to chartreuse around the edges. Colocasia 'Jack's Giant is a triploid, meaning it has three times the chromosomal power of most other elephant ears. And you will see the power in your garden.

'Jack's Giant' is native to East Asia and India, and certainly lends a big splash of tropical flair to any garden setting. Reaching at least 7 feet tall and 5 to 8 feet wide, it thrives in moist to boggy or even wet soils, preferring those that are well enriched with organic matter. In wintertime, however, it needs much drier conditions to keep from rotting. Good drainage and consistent moisture is the solution, with a siting in sun to light shade.

Find a position of prominence for this extraordinary plant. Colocasia 'Jack's Giant' could easily become the focal point of the patio or deck, or join taller shrubs and trees around the perimeter of the property. As a specimen it is unforgettable, yet it is quite easy to grow and needs no maintenance.


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Genus Colocasia
Species esculenta
Variety 'Jack's Giant'
Item Form Bulb
Zone 7 - 10
Bloom Start to End Mid Summer - Late Fall
Habit Upright
Plant Height 7 ft
Plant Width 5 ft - 8 ft
Additional Characteristics Easy Care Plants
Foliage Color Blue Green, Chartreuse, Variegated
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained, Wet
Resistance Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy, Clay
Uses Foliage Interest, Ornamental, Outdoor, Border, Beds
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Hawaii, Canada, Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands

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Customer Reviews

June 27, 2019

Can’t wait

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I can’t wait to see my giant elephant ear grown. I only have one left because my needy raccoon dig up one and took it away! Lol!

I love my flowers! I walk around my yard each day and tell them from KY

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