The bluish-gray leaves face up forming cups that show off the dark purple petioles and veins. A tetraploid with strong stems and thick leaves that can hit 7 feet! Hardy as low as 6b (Oh my!), it makes a great tropical statement in the garden or in containers in evenly moist soil and full sun. It can also be grown as a marginal in ponds. Yellowish-white spathes and spadixes may appear in summer but are usually hidden by the foliage. Mulch in winter. If in a container, put it in a shed or garage.