Giant Elephant Ear

donnajo1213August 22, 2013

I planted a giant elephant ear this year and it is beautiful. However, I am wondering how to get it through the winter. Has anyone done this?

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brandon7 TN_zone(7)

There are different types of "giant elephant ear" and their hardiness varies. Probably the most important thing you can do for you plant (if it's hardy enough to stand a chance) is to plant it in soil with GREAT drainage. Microclimate (up against a brick wall, for instance) can also make a big difference.

Do you know what plant you actually have? Do you know what it's hardiness rating is?

    Bookmark   August 22, 2013 at 10:44PM
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bigorangevol(Nashville)

I normally pile compost out the wazoo on all my tropical-type stuff after the first frost but none of it is against the house like Brandon mentioned. I have good drainage but not the protection of a wall.

Go hit the MTPS FB page and you'll get more great advice. https://www.facebook.com/groups/64785223352/

    Bookmark   August 24, 2013 at 3:03AM
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