Colocasia ‘Noble Gigante’ PPAF

A ginormous new hybrid


Common Name Noble Gigante taro
Size 6-8' tall by 6-8' wide
USDA hardiness Zones 8-11
Sun / Shade Part sun-prefers afternoon shade
Soil Average garden soil
Moisture moist, but well drained and not too soggy
Disease and Pests None known.
Landscape use Foundation plantings, specimens, mass plantings, commercial landscapes, front or middle of the border, urban gardens, containers
Market appeal / Uniqueness This ginormous hybrid has Colocasia gigantea in it's blood. That means it will grow 6-8' tall in a single season! Leaves are purple-blue in full sun , yet softer purple with a green tint in the shade. The veins emerge light green and fade to deep purple.
Propagation Methods tissue culture to keep the stock virus negative
Date of Introduction July 2012
Bloom Time n/a

Angela’s Garden Notes:

Are you an impatient grower or gardener?  this is the series for you.  Gigantes is Spanish for giants, and boy are they huge.  These new tropical elephant ears will grow up to 8 feet tall in one growing season and the leaves on these plants can reach 2-3 feet long.  Our incredibly bold, colorful selections are perfectly happy in the ground or in large containers. Make a tropical oasis anywhere you need with the Gigantes from Breeder Brian Williams of  Brian’s Botanicals in Louisville, KY.