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A colossally sized, C. Illustris type on steroids

Colocasia Gigantes™ 'Imperial'

Massive black leaves are particularly ornate, accented by light green veins and stems. Robust in nature, these 3-4' long leaves are held horizontally like giant fan blades.

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 Tropicals in Louisville, KY.

Please note: We don't sell plants. Asking your local retailer or googling the plant name is the easiest way to find someone selling our plants.

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Who Am I?

  • Common Name

    Imperial Gigante taro
  • Botanical Name

    Colocasia 'Imperial' PP26152
  • Bloom Time


Cultural Details

  • Bloom Time

  • Size

    5-8' tall by 5-8' wide
  • Hardiness Zone

  • Light

    Part sun-prefers afternoon shade
  • Soil

    Average garden soil
  • Moisture

    moist, but well drained and not too soggy
  • Disease & Pests

    None known.
  • Landscape Use

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

    Tissue Culture

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