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'Jack's Giant' Elephant Ear Bulb

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Beauty on a grand scale for partial shade

This astonishing elephant ear is well-named—it really does look like something that would grow for the giant in JACK AND THE BEANSTALK! The foliage is absolutely massive—many feet long and wide—with a glossy texture, prominent ribbing, and a rich blue-green cast that lightens to chartreuse around the edges. 'Jack's Giant' Elephant Ear is a triploid, meaning it has three times the chromosomal power of most other elephant ears. And you will see the power in your 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, preferring 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. 'Jack's Giant' Elephant Ear 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.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Colocasia
Species esculenta
Variety 'Jack's Giant'
Item Form Bulb
Zone 7 - 10
Bloom Start to End Mid Summer - Late Fall
Habit Upright
Plant Height 7 ft
Plant Width 5 ft - 8 ft
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands, Hawaii

Product Review Summary

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The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

January 21, 2019

Truly amazing!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Visitors always remark on our Elephant Ears....they take pictures standing next to them, and then they hide behind one leaf and peek out. I mound up wood chips in the winter over the bulbs, and it gets easily in the teens here in Nashville. You won't regret adding this to your garden....not one bit.

Dove Lady from TN

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