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Giant elephant ear - Zone 7a-b

Posted by dobie1029 SC (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 22, 08 at 9:57

I have a macrorrhiza maki that I purchased at an auction here. When I purchased it, it was in a huge pot and kept in a feed and seed store. Over the winter I kept it in the garage and wheeled it out during sunny days. This spring I transplanted it into my zone 7 yard. Now that fall is approaching I'm worried about my baby making it through the winter. If you had this plant in a zone 7 a/b (I am right on the boarder) yard what would you do for the winter?

Thanks so much for your help!

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RE: Giant elephant ear - Zone 7a-b

I would dig it out, store for the winter, then replant

Even if it survives outside, it will wake up slowly - you'll get quicker growth with a head-start indoors of undamaged rhizomes/ corms/ tubers.


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