On Long Island, when can I plant a Elephant Ear bulb?

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  • Alice Alice on Mar 23, 2018
    Northern gardeners should plant them outdoors in the spring and bring them back indoors again come fall.

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Mar 23, 2018
    Select a sunny location in your garden after nighttime temperatures are reliably above 50 degrees and daytime temperatures remain about 70 degrees

  • Amanda Amanda on Mar 23, 2018
    Hello. You can plant it once the ground is thawed and threat of frost is gone. Last year I put mine in the ground late April bring impatient. We did get frost one night but I covered it and it survived. I lucked out!

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 23, 2018
    you cannot plant elephant ear until the absolute danger of frost has passed.In this case with weather being unstable I would recommend the end of may and plant them in shade not sun

  • In the spring after all danger of frost. Or you can start it earlier indoors in a pot.

  • Cathy Cathy on Mar 23, 2018
    Is that zone 5? I use Mother's day as my time line. Any time after is usually safe. FYI - they take forever to come up, just when you are about to give up, here they come. They are tropical and love the heat. Also, you will need to dig them up in the fall and replant them next spring. You may even get baby bulbs you can separate off the main one for even more plants.