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Q.Elephant Ear Pruning

Zone Zone 7 | Anonymous added on April 6, 2022 | Answered

I usually cut my elephant ears off at ground level in the fall, however last year I did not do that in one bed where I have about 5. Will they still come back this year and be ok?

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Answered on April 7, 2022

If your elephant ears in zone 7 usually come back after winter, letting the foliage die back in fall should not affect their ability to return. However, a freezing winter can kill the bulbs. They usually are only hardy in zones 9 and above so I'm surprised yours come back, unless you mulch really well.


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