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Giant Elephant Ear

Posted by donnajo1213 tennessee (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 22, 13 at 21:11

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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RE: Giant Elephant Ear

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?

RE: Giant Elephant Ear

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.

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