My elephant ear surprise!

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  1. Pinkiered

    Pinkiered The Rose Queen

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    A few months back, I went and dug up, what I thought at the time, were reg run of the mill elephant ears. Well, I guess they liked the storm that past through cuz today I noticed how quick they are growing. On closer inspection I saw that they each have a purple star in the center of them, with purple trim around the whole leave and purple stems. They are BEAUTIFUL!!!!
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    Heres some of my other ears..But the above are by far prettier!

    Unknown type of ear..just HUGE!This ear here is about the size of a dinner plate and its still a baby!
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    I forgot the name if this...will get back to you on it.
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    And mini ears
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    Ill tell you a secret only my hubby knows...I love elephant ears more than roses! :smt002
     
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  3. jubabe296

    jubabe296 Official Garden Fairy

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    Thanks for posting the pics Denee!! I really like elephant ears too! Mine have started to come up too,but nothing like yours or as pretty!!
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Oh Denee that first one is to die for!!!! I love it. Very unusual with the purple edged leaves. :D
    I really like the 3rd and 4th ones too. Oh dear, oh dear, I feel another plant buying session coming on. :sete_027: :smt112
     
  5. Pinkiered

    Pinkiered The Rose Queen

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    OK I think the second one is Colocasia Esculenta
    And #4 is Colocasia Antiquorum Illustris.
    I wish I could find what #1 was!

    Now you know....These are bulbs and I have plenty of the #1 I have hundreds of those..

    And #4 I have two extra bulbs.

    And the minis, all I have to do is dig them up and pull the seeds off the bulbs. So I have plenty of those too.

    All bulbs are growing but They will regrow if I dug them up and shipped them.

    It will save you money! LOL

    Sorry I have no extra Black Magic tho..Tho I will come fall winter.
     



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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I went to three garden centres this afternoon and not one of them had any elephants ears. :'( Actually when I said to one guy "Do you have elephants ears?" he looked quite offended and said "No, they're just a bit bigger than everyone elses." I was SOOOOOOOO embarrassed when I realised he thought I was talking about HIS ears!!!

    Maybe it's the wrong season here for them?
     
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    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    Lol :eek: did he actually think you were serious? Could he have been pulling your leg?
     
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    Pinkiered The Rose Queen

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    No this is the right season for them! But because of your weather maybe they dont carry them?? I dunno. Or they were all bought up maybe?
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I think he was pulling my leg Frank just to see how embarrassed I'd get. Needless to say Ian was creasing up with laughter at us.
     
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    Hard to believe there is so much beauty in just a leaf!! :-D
     

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