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Aroid Family

Alocasia X 'Calodora' = A. gageana 'California' X A. odora - Perennial - This popular Larry Garner hybrid is also called 'Persian Palm'. 

Alocasia cucullata - Hooded Elephant's Ear - Perennial

Alocasia gageana 'California' - 'California' Elephant's Ear - Perennial 

Alocasia 'Hilo Beauty' - 'Hilo Beauty' Elephant's Ear - Perennial

Boldly variegated foliage distinguishes this compact "Elephant's Ear" selection.  The petioles (leaf stalks) are quite dark and the whole plant is usually less than 3.5 feet tall.  It does best with a 6" deep mulch to conserve soil moisture and to protect the corms from harsh winter temperatures.  Grows best in half-day sun (morning) or dappled light all day.  Looks best if given a deep watering every week during a dry summer; in fact, it grows very well in a bog garden.  Like its relatives, it is a "gross feeder", meaning it thrives with frequent doses of a high-nitrogen fertilizer.

Alocasia macrorrhiza - Giant Elephant's Ear - Perennial

Alocasia macrorrhiza 'New Guinea Gold' - 'New Guinea Gold' Elephant's Ear - Perennial

Alocasia micholitziana 'Frydek'® - 'Frydek'® Elephant's Ear - Perennial 

Alocasia odora - Giant Elephant's Ear - Perennial

An enormous "Elephant's Ear" with upright, shield-like leaves and a substantial above-ground stem which can grow to over 3 feet tall in protected sites.  Eventually, it will form a large clump with many such "trunks" each topped with a crown of huge leaves.  As with all  Elephant's Ears, the largest plants result from frequent fertilization from mid-March to late-August.  Does best with a 6" deep mulch to conserve soil moisture and protect the corms from harsh winter temperatures.  Grows in full sun to half-day sun.  Looks best if given a deep, flooding watering every week during a dry summer.

Alocasia portei - Elephant's Ear - Perennial

Alocasia X 'Portodora' = A. odora X A. portei - Giant Hybrid Elephant's Ear - Perennial 

Alocasia sinuata - Sinuous Elephant's Ear - Perennial

Alocasia wentii - Niu Gini Elephant's Ear - Perennial 

Caladium spp. & hybrids - Caladium - Grown as an Annual

Colocasia esculenta 'Black Magic' - 'Black Magic' Taro - Perennial

Colocasia esculenta 'Black Runner' - 'Black Runner' Taro - Perennial

Colocasia esculenta 'Chicago Harlequin' - 'Chicago Harlequin' Taro - Perennial

Colocasia esculenta 'Elepaio' - Variegated Hawaiian Taro - Perennial

Colocasia esculenta 'Fontanesia' - Also known as C. esculenta var. fontanesii - Black Stem Taro, Burgundy Stem Taro, Red Stem Taro, Violet-Stemmed Taro etc. - Perennial - A very attractive and totally cold-hardy (Zone 7) perennial cultivar of the common Elephant's Ear.  The leaf-stalk (petiole) is black, burgundy, red or violet.  The major veins on the leaf are usually colored like the petiole.  It performs best with morning sun and afternoon shade.  Plant with compost and other materials which enhance the soil's water-holding capacity.

Colocasia esculenta 'Gigantea' - Giant Taro - Perennial

Colocasia esculenta 'Nancy' - 'Nancy' Taro - Also sold as: 'Nancyana', 'Nancy's Revenge', etc. - Perennial - Introduced at the 2000 International Aroid Society meeting.  It was discovered by Gerry Krantz and named for Nancy McDaniels.

Colocasia esculenta 'Ruffles' - 'Ruffles' Taro - Perennial 

Colocasia esculenta var. antiquorum - Taro - Perennial 

Colocasia esculenta var. antiquorum 'Illustris' - Imperial Taro - Perennial - A selection from Banta Nurseries of a Himalayan plant.

Colocasia fallax - Silver-Leaf Taro - Perennial 

Philodendron selloum - Split-Leaf Philodendron - Perennial 

Xanthosoma 'Albo Marginata' - Variegated Arrow Leaf - Perennial

Xanthosoma atrovirens 'Dwarf Green' - 'Dwarf Green' Arrow Leaf - Perennial

Xanthosoma 'Aurea Lime Zinger' - 'Aurea Lime Zinger' Arrow Leaf - Perennial

Xanthosoma jacquinii 'Lineatum' - Monstrose Arrow Leaf - Perennial

Xanthosoma lindenii 'Magnificum' - White Vein Arrow Leaf - Perennial 

Xanthosoma sagittifolium - Giant Arrow Leaf - Perennial 

Xanthosoma violaceum - Edible Arrow Leaf - Perennial 

Xanthosoma wendlandii - Lobed Arrow Leaf - Perennial 

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