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Anita asks: I’m looking for Thailand Giants (Colocasia Gigantea), and Imperial or Illustris Elephant Ears. Do you carry these plants in the summer? Regards, Anita

Posted on March 12, 2017

Hi Anita, We bring in a large tropical plant order in early May. We have ordered Colocasia and Illustris Elephant Ears. If you are interested in these plants, let me know and I will be sure to order some for the store this season. Jeanne@rpgc.ca

Hello, I have an angel trumpet to plant. Can it be planted where a tree was cut down & the stump was ground up? Thank you

Posted on March 12, 2017

Angel’s Trumpet plant can be planted in the area you are speaking of where a tree was taken out and the stump ground out. This is assuming the tree was not a Spruce variety – the needles make the soil very acidic and therefore not a good choice for the Angel’s Trumpet plant. Angel’s Trumpet is a self-seeding plant that likes the sun so please ensure that the area is not overly shaded by other trees. If it likes the area then you may find next year that there are more of them due to the self-seeding nature of the species. Thanks for a great question. Ron Paul Garden Centre

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