You are buying 5 (five) MEDIUM SIZED (8 - 12 high) 'Black Runner" Elephant Ear Plants. These are currently growing in Gallon containers and have excellent root systems established.
MOVE OVER, BLACK MAGIC . . another member of the family has arrived! Colocasia esculenta, 'Black Runner" (also called 'Black Ruffles') is a first cousin and probably a mutation of the popular 'Black Magic'. 'Black Runner" makes a stunning 6" tall clump with 2" long leaves that are much more ruffled than its better known cousin. The biggest difference, however, is the black snake-like runners that creep along the ground, dropping roots into the soil every few inches and sending up another plant. These MULTIPLY FAST - much faster than the clumping Black Magic - and can fill in a larger area much faster with a 'spider web" of babies - each sending out it's own runners and babies as they grow.
This is a superb new introduction that will soon find its way into gardens around the world - LET YOUR GARDEN BE ONE OF THE FIRST - and soon you will be able to share some of your 'Black Runner" babies with your neighbors and friends!
Elephant ears LOVE WATER - use them around your Koi pond to really add drama or plant them with white Impatiens for a formal look!
BUT - YOU DON'T HAVE TO HAVE A WATER GARDEN OR BOG TO ENJOY THESE PLANTS!
I have mine planted in average, sandy soil and they are doing great with regular, average watering. The leaves on these start out green with deep purple/black veins. In the sun, this turns to a deep purple/black over the entire leaf in deep shade, it will stay more green with black veins - it needs some sun to really bring out its full potential. These plants are hardy in zones 8 and warmer bulbs may be lifted in the winter in colder zones and stored.
You are buying 5 (five) 'Black Runner" Elephant Ear Plants. Each is currently growing in a gallon sized container and is from 8- 12 high and have excellent root systems developed. MOST OR ALL OF THE LEAVES WILL BE REMOVED FROM THESE PLANTS FOR SHIPPING. I have found that they recover much faster if the leaves are removed new leaves will start to grow within a few days of the plants getting re-established in their new home.
These look GREAT planted in groups and you'll have a fast growing group already started with these plants!
I include planting instructions with all my plants and seeds.