I purchased elephant’s ear bulbs at a garden center, but no one there could tell me how deep to plant them or in what type of soil. Can you help?
A rule of thumb for planting bulbs is to dig a hole three times as deep as the bulb is high, although depth varies with soil type. In light soils, bulbs can be planted an inch or so deeper. In heavy soils, prepare a shallower hole and top with several inches of organic mulch. Elephant’s ear likes shade and dampness and should be planted in moist, rich soil.