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Colocasia esculenta 'Black Magic'

10th September 2005

Astonishing purple black leaves growing up to 2' long, if the summer weather permits. This form was selected in California by Walter Pagels. It can grow up to 5 feet tall, but it needs a lot of water and a fair amount of warmth to get there. Well worth keeping warm in the spring to really get it going. It will then make great strides forward during the summer.

21st September 2006

14th September 2007

It has a reputation for rotting suddenly in its sleep, so I am quite pleased that it is larger this year than it was last.

31st August 2008

9th August 2009