Elephant Ear Plants

Elephant Ears


Anonymous added on January 25, 2018 | Answered

I live in zone 6 what is an elephant ear I can plant.zip code is 44216 thank you................charlieboi1936@gmail.com


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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on January 26, 2018

Colocasia "Pink China" appears to be the most cold-hardy elephant ear. It can survive the winter in zone 6 if you cover the ground with mulch to give it some protection. All the other elephat ears should be able to grow in zone 6 as well, but you'll have to dig up the tuber in the fall and store it indoors, since otherwise it will freeze during the winter. Here's how to overwinter them:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/elephant-ear/storing-elephant-ear-bulbs.htm

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