Can't you buy the root of the Elephant Ear in the grocery store? If so what is it called?
Nope, my Russian Red cannas are just starting to come up and the hibiscus are coming right along, and Rose of Sharon's are about to bloom, but none of my EE's are up yet. I thought I saw a little something in the pot where my Illustris is, trying to emerge. They seem to be coming up slower than anything else.Susan, are you Illustrias coming up yet? Mine haven't. I watered the area where I have them planted. They didn't do as well there last year. I may move them.
I think the names denote a different cultivar!I thought Eddoes and Taro were the same thing?
Walmart was selling them for about $2.50 a piece. You may want to get a smaller one because I seriously doubt that they will be hardy enough to come back each year if you keep them in the ground. Most EE's aren't hardy in the ground to zones colder than zone 7.So the taro really isn't elephant ear? Well poo. I guess that I am going to have to ask my nursery guy to get me one. Thanks everyone!