Colocasia esculenta 'Black Magic'

Tender Tuber

What is Tender Tuber?
Plant that grows from an underground storage organ. Generally supplied in a
dormant condition with no top growth. Susceptible to damage
or death at temperatures below 5C.
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Height Up to 100cm (39.4in)
Spread Up to 60cm (23.6in)

Tender Tuber

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Full sunSun or semi shade

Flowering Months

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A real show stopper! Heart shaped, velvety black foliage on jet black stems makes a dramatic display. Colocasia esculenta 'Black Magic' is a stunning tender perennial for moist or boggy soils. From midsummer it produces yellow flowers among the architectural foliage. This imposing plant makes a majestic specimen for exotic gardens, or planted at the edge of indoor pools. If grown outside, Colocasia esculenta 'Black Magic' should be lifted in autumn when the foliage dies back, and stored in damp sand or peat in a frost free position over winter. Height: 100cm (39"). Spread: 60cm (24"). Planting depth: Zone 1 in reliably moist or boggy soil.

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

1 x 3 litre potted colocasia plant (78128)

How to Grow
Grow Colocasia in rich fertile, slightly acid soil that remains reliably moist. If planting at the edge of ponds, ensure that the crown sits above water level. Choose a position in full sun.
More Info
Colocasia is a tender perennial and must be kept frost free. When growing outdoors, the tubers should be lifted in autumn when the foliage dies back. Clean the tubers of any old foliage and store them in damp sand or peat in a frost free position over winter.

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Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3


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