Colocasia are superb plants for the lush tropical style garden. Originating from Asia, many are now found throughout the tropics and sub-tropics, either naturalised in the wild or grown as widely cultivated food plants.
Most are best suited for use as fantastic summer bedding in the UK garden. However, there are hardy species too. In particular, Colocasia ‘Pink China’ and Colocasia gaoligongensis have proven themselves to be tough and durable herbaceous perennials.
Grown mainly for their foliage interest, the large ‘Elephant Ear’ shaped leaves combine especially well with other exotic style plants, or they can make interesting contrasts within a herbaceous border design.
All are heavy feeders and will respond well to regular fertilisation during the warmer months. A thick mulch will help protect their tubers during the winter.
We have a good range available each year. Please do read the descriptions carefully as some will be hardier than others.