With a name like ‘Maximus’ one might think of the colossal leaves of this Taro like giant shields, giving smaller plants a safe and shady respite under its broad canopy. A mighty, upright grower, Maximus has striking, purple leaves with chartreuse veins that often reach 3-5’ long. Capable of growing 6-8’ tall in a single season, it is best to site Maximus in a protected area away from strong winds with 4-8 hours of full sun. In colder areas, large bulbs can be harvested and stored indoors in a cool, dry place for replanting the following spring.
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