Gigantic heart-shaped leaves perched upon intense pink stems make an impressive statement in your garden, on your patio or around your pond. Dig bulbs for winter storage north of zone 6.
Light: Full sun to partial shade
Zones: 6 to 10
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Colocasia esculenta 'Pink China'
Tender, deciduous perennial
Partial Shade/Full Sun
4 - 6'
3 - 4'
6 - 10
Huge, oval to heart-shaped leaves with intense pink stems.
The Jack-in-the-Pulpit-like flowers are small, insignificant and rarely produced.
Plant 2 - 4" below soil level. Keep well watered. Best to mulch if not grown in standing water.
Deep, moisture-retentive soils. They are heavy feeders.
Fast, establishes quickly.
The hardiest colocasia yet. It is hardy to zone 6. Intense pink stems and giant heart-shaped leaves will add interest to a patio setting or lightly shaded corner of your landscape for the summer. Colocasia like very moist conditions so a pond edge would be a perfect location too.
Lift tubers and over winter them in a frost free environment north of zone 6.