Elephant Ears In The Landscape (Tropicals) - August 2023

I've covered the Elephant Ear bulbs that I planted in some of our patio containers already, but after gifting a few of them, I had two remaining.  What did I do with them?  I stuck them in the ground amongst some 'escaped' strawberry (that I'm using as groundcover) and Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grasses.  See below for these two tropical annuals that have popped up in our landscape:

Elephant Ear Plant In the Garden

#25 on my annual to-do list was to use 'annuals beyond the container'.  I'd say that this counts, right?  

What have I learned?  First...that these probably aren't a perfect fit in this area.  At least by themselves.  But....that doesn't mean that I can't plant them somewhere else, right?  Or, augment/expand this bed and plant some other colors at their feet?  Something to think about for next year. 

The other thing to think about?  Those sexy black-stemmed version that they have at the Arboretum.  Upgrade to those, right? 

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