'Electric Blue Gecko' Elephant Ears, Deep Purple-Black

Electric Blue Gecko Elephant Ears

Want to create a bold statement in your garden this summer? Elephant ears (Colocasia esculenta) sport large, colorful leaves and give your garden an instant tropical effect. They like sun, moist soil and warm weather (zones 8-11)
Great in pots - source: Logees

The Gecko series from breeder Brian Williams of the mail order nursery, Brian’s Botanicals in Louisville, KY is vigorous and change color like a true gecko. 'Electric Blue Gecko' grows 3 ft x 3 ft and has foliage that can look deep purple, black or even metallic-blue in different light.  It has maroon undersides.  It looks great against coleus and colorful annual flowers! 
NYBG - Electric Blue Gecko with coleus and more 

Deep blue stems hold the foliage high which makes it look great in a container or in mass plantings and in the front or middle of the border. It likes moist but well drained soil - not too soggy.








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  1. I love those blue gecko plants. Are they very difficult to grow in a slightly dryer climate? I'd love to get some of those put in my back yard! Thanks for sharing your tips with us. http://www.thearboristsurrey.ca/en/lawn.html

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    1. Hi Sergio - I think as long as you water it...they do like water...

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  2. Wohow! cool name of plant))) & very nice color

    xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :)

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    1. I love the name too! - electric blue...

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