Little Black Magic™ Dwarf Elephant Ear

Colocasia esculenta Little Black Magic™

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Little Black Magic™ gives you the deep purple accent you’ve been looking for—in a compact package. Try in a water garden for a tropical look.


Bloom/Feature Dwarf habit; large purple leaves
Plant Type Perennials
Evergreen or Deciduous Evergreen
USDA Zones 8,9,10
Zone Detail Hardy to 10°F - Annual in colder zones
Key Features Year-round interest, dwarf, deer resistant
Use Accent, container
Exposure Full sun to part shade
Bloom Season None
Dimension 1-2' H x 2' W
Growth Rate Moderate to fast growth


Water Water as needed
Soil Type Wet garden soil
Fertilizer Early spring
Pruning Shape after spring bloom

Planting Instructions

water before planting
plant in full sun to part shade
dig hole 3X the width of pot,
backfill and plant 1”-2” above soil level
water and add more soil if needed
mulch plants