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Learn about several plant varieties and zone information for each one.

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dwarf elephant ears have upright fanlike foilage
Photo 1 of 10These large, tender perennials are usually grown as annuals for their bold upright fanlike serrated foliage.

Dwarf Elephant Ears(1 of 10)

Plants have insignificant flowers but will produce berries in longer growing seasons
Plant in full sun to partial shade
Plant in rich, organic, moist but well-drained soil; fertilize monthly
Height: 3-4 feet; Width: 3-5 feet
All parts of the plant are poisonous and the sap can irritate skin
Annual in USDA zones 2-6
Hardy in USDA zones (7) 8-11:
Zones 2-6: Plant in spring after danger of frost has passed; plant in light to partial shade; remove foliage and dig in fall before frost; store in frost-free location for winter or discard plants after killing frost.
Zones 7: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; remove tattered foliage throughout season; fertilize spring through fall; may be marginally hardy in this zone.
Zones 8: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to light shade; remove tattered foliage throughout season; fertilize spring through fall.
Zones 9: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to partial shade; remove tattered foliage throughout season; fertilize spring through fall.
Zones 10: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to partial shade; remove tattered foliage throughout season; fertilize spring through fall.
Zones 11: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to partial shade; remove tattered foliage throughout season; fertilize spring through fall.

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