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Caladium Bulbs White Queen

 
Caladium Bulbs White Queen, Caladium, Fancy Leaf Caladium

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A stunner for any shade garden, this Caladium variety has bright white leaves with green highlights and red veins. Add a little pizzazz to ho-hum beds.

Zones 2 - 10
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Containers
Containers
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size 18-22" tall
Bulb Spacing4 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time Foliage plant all season
Size Bag of 3
SKU 4CALAD3
"White Queen" may be the champion for Caladium drama in the shade. All Caladiums do well in moist shady spots, but this one literally lights up the darker parts of your garden. A knockout. Great color in the shade:
Growing Caladiums:
Caladiums are beautiful natives of the South American Rain Forests. With their brilliant colors in fascinating designs, and large heart-shaped leaves, they've become landscape favorites, especially since they are perfect for shaded areas. They're very easy to grow, but you must take care and remember that they are tropical. This means you can't plant your tubers until the ground has warmed up in spring. In the south, that means May. In the midwest and north, it means from mid-May until mid-June. Planting in cold soil will stunt your Caladiums, and you don't want to do that.

Great for pots. The cold-sensitivity of Caladiums is why they've become big favorites for pots, baskets, and patio planters. If you start them indoors, you can simply put the pots outside once your weather is warm. And in fall, the pots make everything simple. Once your first cold snap wilts the leaves in fall, simply bring you pots inside, let the tops die down, and keep them as they are (in a non-freezing area) until spring, and put them out again. This is how many northern gardeners grow these beauties.

Spectacular Ground Cover: Many gardeners use these colorful plants as a ground cover for shady areas. (Who says you can't have great color in the shade!) Caladiums around trees or in other shady areas have long been beautiful features of southern gardens, but this technique can work anywhere, as long as you don't put out your plants until your soil is good and warm.

Starting your tubers: Plant your tubers with the "eyes" upward--one tuber to a 4" pot, and 3 tubers in a gallon-size. Use about 1 1/2" of soil over the tubers. Keep them evenly moist and very warm after planting. (Like amaryllis in fall, bottom heat helps sprout these tropical tubers...if you have a warm radiator, try putting your pots there until they're well-sprouted.) Once they're up, liquid fertilizer helps; they respond much like African violets and tuberous begonias to regular feedings.

SKU 4CALAD3
Common Name Fancy Leaf Caladium
Botanical Name Caladium
Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Foliage Bright white leaves with green and red highlights.
Mature Height 18-22" tall
Bulb Spacing 4 bulbs per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Plant so the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Bloom Time Foliage plant all season
Plant Type / Life Cycle Annual
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Containers
Additional Information Hardy in zones 9-10.
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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5.0

Beautiful, would buy again

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from Pinson, AL

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  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Healthy

Cons

  • Difficult To Store

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  • Garden

Comments about American Meadows Caladium Bulbs White Queen:

very large leaves, very showy, stands out when nothing is blooming in my shade harden except impatience.

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from Annapolis MD

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  • Long Bloom Time
  • Low Maintenance
  • Reliable Growth

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    Best Uses

    • Containers
    • Large Areas

    Comments about American Meadows Caladium Bulbs White Queen:

    The caladium stands tall throughout our hot, dry summers without requiring daily care. Waiting for the bulbs to pop up takes patience, but they are worth it as they hold their color until mid fall.

     
    5.0

    They come up just like the photo

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    from LI,NY

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    • Long Bloom Time
    • Low Maintenance
    • Pest Resistant
    • Reliable Growth
    • Vivid Colors

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      Comments about American Meadows Caladium Bulbs White Queen:

      In flower pots in the shade

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      5.0

      Gorgeous foliage

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      from Chappaqua, NY

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      Comments about American Meadows Caladium Bulbs White Queen:

      They took time to come out but they did.
      Love them!

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      USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

      To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

      • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
      • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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