Elephant Ear Bulbs: When to Plant???
My husband bought me two large elephant ear bulbs for Valentine's Day today. When should I plant them in the Upstsate of SC?
Keeping in mind that a few years ago, he planted one black elephant ear on a berm between a creek and the eddy formed by the pipe that goes under our driveway. We never bring them in over the winter; they have multiplied and now cover the berm with large black EE's in the summer where they receive partial shade. Not only do they come up every year having multiplied, some find their way into the creek and come up standing in water though they are not the 'aquatic' variety. However, I am not sure how soon is too soon to plant new ones and I will most likely plant them beside our koi pond where the soil stays pretty moist. Here is a pic of an apricot daylily that blooms among the black EE's.