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.
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.