Colocasia esculenta ‘Black Magic’ Max. Height 60 inches with leaves almost 3 feet long. Black Magic is a stunning elephant ear. It really needs a lot of sun to develop it dark color but will grow with partial shade. The one below is growing in our gardens.
black magic elephant ear
Black Magic
Black magic elephant ears in the park
Long line of Black Magic Elephant ears in a park.
Big plants heading

Black Magic Elephant ear

Colocasia esculenta 'Black Magic'

Height: 3′ to 5′
Cold Resistance: zone 7
Light:Full sun to mostly sun.

Black Magic has almost jet black leaves with a velvet look.  For the darkest color it needs plenty of sun.  

black magic elephant ear

The large clumps of Black Magic elephant ears below were planted in a park in Birmingham one year.  They were in full sun and watered regularly and they just took off.  These are almost 6′ tall.