Colocasia Noble Gigante PPF tm (Purple Giant) The first of its kind in the
Gigantes TM series, this ginormous new hybrid
has Colocasia gigantea in its bloodlines. What does that mean? It means
you can put this in the ground or in a large pot, and stand back. Noble
Gigante will grow 6-8’ in a single growing season! Extremely large
are purple-blue in full sun and a softer purple in the shade. The veins
start out light green and fade to a deep purple – what a performance!
As the plant matures, each leaf grows to 2-3’ and are held horizontally.
Purple spathe-like flowers emerge from the center. This is the perfect
plant for the impatient gardener! Due to the size of its leaves, it is
best to site it in protected areas away from strong winds with 4-8 hours
of full sun.
Size: 6-8’ x 6-8’
USDA Hardiness Zones: 8-11
Sun/Shade: Part sun-prefers afternoon shade
Soil: Average garden soil – well-drained
Moisture: Moist, well-drained, but not soggy
Diseases and Pests: None known
Landscape Use: Tropical impact landscapes and large containers