Colocasia esculenta 'Rhubarb'

Rhubarb Elephant Ear



Family: Araceae

Genus: Colocasia

Parent: Colocasia esculenta

Category: Perennial

Zones: 7b to 10

Size: To 4' tall and wide

Growth Rate: Fast

Exposure: Sun


Bright red-maroon stems with large green leaves.


Found by Burl Mostul in Hawaii. Originally from Asia.

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My Experience: 

I was given a piece of this plant by a friend in September 2009 so I potted it up and kept it in the conservatory until the spring when I planted it out (2010) near the Dwarf Bald Cypress. In spring 2011 I moved it closer to the door and then divided it and planted one half at the end of the pool. In spring 2013 I moved it from the Helipad And Tiers garden to the Bluebird Perennials Garden.

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