Does your garden get a little tired by mid-summer? Especially this year when we're all growing vegetables, gaps appear in the garden about this time if your broccoli and cauliflower bolted as mine did...or unless you've gone a bit overboard on squashes and pumpkins (mine are eating the garden as I write this....). Perhaps it's time to fill in with some show-stopping exotica.
There's a flashy new elephant ear on the market which strikes me as the ultimate tropical - gargantuan leaves with bold variegation in very cool chartreuse and darkest purple. Even its stems are striking with rattesnake-like striping. Colocasia 'Mojito' is a marketer's delight in looks and name, but that doesn't mean it might not be just the thing for a garden focal point from late summer until frost.
This flashy new exotic is grown by Agristarts and released onto the market by Hort Couture as part of their Tres Chic Tropicals. Photo courtesy of Hort Couture.