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Black Coral Taro  (Colocasia)

Plant Description

Black Coral Taro (Colocasia) has the darkest leaf color, by far. Black Coral Taro is a unique and unusual taro that will add mystery and intrigue to your water garden feature. Striking and unique leaf color is almost black with a bluish-purple sheen. This exotic specimen grows to 3 feet tall in moist soil and does well in full sun to part shade. Add a bold and exciting statement to your water garden feature or flower bed this year! Black Coral Taro will add a dramatic display when planted in containers and placed in your pond or on your patio!

Height     Grows to 3 feet tall or taller

Width       12 - 18 inch spread

Sunlight Requirements   Part sun part shade, morning sun is best

Moisture Requirements   Moist soil to a couple of inches of water above the soil 

Zone   Hardy in zones 8 - 12

Planting Instructions

Plant your Black Coral Taro in heavily composted soil when planting in your terrestrial garden. Keep the soil evenly moist (especially during dry spells) and plant if part sun to full shade. In northern climates, plants should be lifted after the first frost and the bulbs kept in dark, dry, cool conditions over the winter. Replant in the spring after all danger of frost has passed and temperatures are warm. When placing in the pond, use large containers filled with loam soil and place in part sun to part shade with up to 3 inches of water above the soil.

*Fabric Planting Containers are great for use in the pond when placing marginals like Black Coral Taro, in the pond.

 

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