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Cupped leaves that catch the rain

Colocasia Tropi-Cools™ 'Bikini-tini'

A tropical look is easier to attain in northern climes because these tubers overwinter in gardens as cold as zone 6. Part of the Tropi-cool Series, these new colocasias have proven themselves to be perennial, even where the soil freezes.

They will please gardeners everywhere with their bold color and easy to handle sizes. Bikini-tini stands above the others, literally, growing 5 to 7 feet tall, the upward-facing bluish-gray leaves form cups that show off the dark purple petioles and veins. It's a tetraploid, so it is also strong-stemmed and thick-leaved. For a fun game when it rains., watch the cups of Bikini-tini fill with water, and then tip to pour it out! Children will love this.

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Who Am I?

  • Common Name

    Bikini-tini taro
  • Botanical Name

    Colocasia 'Bikini-tini'

Cultural Details

  • Size

    5-6' 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, commercial landscapes, front or middle of the border, urban gardens, containers
  • Propagation

    Tissue Culture

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