Jack's Giant Elephant Ear
Lends tropical flair to any garden!
'Jack's Giant' is native to East Asia and India, and certainly lends a big splash of tropical flair to any garden setting. Reaching at least 7 feet tall and 5 to 8 feet wide, it thrives in moist to boggy or even wet soils, prefering those that are well enriched with organic matter. In wintertime, however, it needs much drier conditions to keep from rotting. Good drainage and consistent moisture is the solution, with a siting in sun to light shade.
Find a position of prominence for this extraordinary plant. It could easily become the focal point of the patio or deck, or join taller shrubs and trees around the perimeter of the property. As a specimen it is unforgettable, yet it is quite easy to grow and needs no maintenance. Bulb. Zones 7-10.
|Zone||7 - 10|
|Plant Height||7 ft|
|Plant Width||5 ft - 8 ft|
|Additional Characteristics||Easy Care Plants|
|Foliage Color||Blue Green, Chartreuse|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Part Shade|
|Moisture Requirements||Moist, well-drained, Wet|
|Soil Tolerance||Clay, Normal, loamy|
|Uses||Foliage Interest, Ornamental, Outdoor|
|Restrictions||Virgin Islands, Canada, Puerto Rico, Guam|