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Hardy to zone 6 , with striking leaves

Colocasia Tropi-Cools™ 'Madeira'

Madeira is a compact, black-leaved selection with a luscious, velvety look that everyone wants to touch.

Midway in size between a caladium and an elephant ear, Madeira grows only 2-3' tall, adding depth and drama to garden compositions. It is an ideal selection for the mid border or as a foliar element in large containers, where it contrasts and complements brightly colored foliage and flowers. Another great character trait of this new selection is that unlike other black-leaved forms, Madeira will not spread and take over your garden.

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Who Am I?

  • Common Name

    Madiera taro
  • Botanical Name

    Colocasia 'Madeira'

Cultural Details

  • Size

    2-3 tall by 30-36″ wide
  • Hardiness Zone

  • Light

    Part sun - prefers afternoon shade
  • Soil

    Average garden soil, well drained
  • Moisture

    Moist, well drained, but not too soggy
  • Disease & Pests

    None known
  • Landscape Use

    Foundation plantings, mass plantings, front or middle of the border, urban gardens, containers
  • Propagation

    Tissue Culture

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