A real showstopper of a plant, grown for its stunning foliage: the enormous leaves are heart-shaped and virtually black in colour. Not just that, but they are oil-slick glossy and marked with electic blue veining. You will have seen nothing quite like it! Much better than Black Magic. Overwinter frost free. Sun or shade, moist soil. To 4 feet. Currently available ex 9 cm pot.
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|Height||To 4 feet|
|Aspect||Sun or shade|
|Soil type||Moist soil|
Terrific as a showpiece in a nice big pot on the patio, and then you can move it inside for the colder months. Or lift the tuber & store it dry over winter.
Our favoured method is to grow in a big pot, put in a cold greenhouse over winter and do not water until new growth shows in the spring. Seems to work for us.
Colocasia Esculenta Black Coral is a half-hardy tuberous perennial with enormous pointed glossy black leaves with electric blue veins suitable for sun or shade.