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By N3tyy

Lancashire, England Eng

I have just looked at Mossy's page and someone mentioned the elephants ear?? Does this have stems with white flowers on during the summer. I have something similar and left it out last winter?? Is there another name for it?



I think it is one of those names that a few plants have.

Colcasia is the plant most people would call Elephant's Ear - it does grow very large given the right conditions but does not flower as far as I know.

On saying that, in the UK Elephant's Ear is normally Bergenia, which has white/pink/red flowers). The leaves are not that big (compared to Colcasia) and are not Elephant ear shaped.

8 Nov, 2011


Thank you Kildermorie. I will have to take a photo of mine next year so you can help indentify ;O)

8 Nov, 2011


if you scroll to the bottom of the page N3 and choose B from the alphabet then Bergenia you'll find photo's to compare with-- its special to Goy-- Goypedia-- a wonderful resource to use!!

8 Nov, 2011


Thank you Pamg. Excellent much appreciated

8 Nov, 2011


I think you're referring to Colocasia, elephant ears or African Mask? Someone in the USA that grows them told me that they do have fragrant flowers, I believe purple though, but as Kildermorie said, the name Elephant Ears could be given to other plants.

9 Nov, 2011


Thanks. Well my mystery plant will remain just that until next year, as it has shrivelled to nothingness??!!!! :o)) when I hope you can help me identify

10 Nov, 2011

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