Welcome to American Meadows!

View Cart

Gardening Questions or Comments?

Call 877-309-7333 or E-mail

Where confidence grows!

View Cart

Gardening Questions or Comments?

Call 877-309-7333 or E-mail

  • Check Back in October for Advance Sale on Spring-Planted Bulbs

Caladium Bulbs Red Flash

With vivid red leaves edged in green, with spatters of pretty pink, this Caladium brings bold color to shady beds and patio pots. A stunning ground cover under trees.

We're sorry, this item is Out Of Stock

To be notified when it will be available again, please Sign Up for our newsletter

Your Success Guaranteed

Questions?
Call 877-270-5187

Details:

Height: 12-18 inches tall
Bulb Spacing: Plant 4 bulbs per square foot
Bloom Time: Foliage plant all season
Zones: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

Click Here for more details, product description, reviews, how-to guides and shipping information.

 

Click on image to view full size

Details
SKU OBULBG
Common Name Caladium
Botanical Name Caladium Red Flash
Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Estimated Mature Height 12-18 inches tall
Bulb Spacing Plant 4 bulbs per square foot
Bloom Time Foliage plant all season
Plant Type/Life Cycle Annual
Foliage Bright red leaves with a deep green edge.
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Amount of Rain N/A
Suggested Uses Containers, Borders
Additional Information Hardy in zones 9-10
Special Groups N/A
Native N/A
Ships to Canada No
Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Garden Gloves

    Garden Gloves

  • Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer

    Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer

  • All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

    All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

Description
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.

Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Garden Gloves

    Garden Gloves

  • Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer

    Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer

  • All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

    All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

Reviews

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
American MeadowsCaladium: Red Flash - Bag of 3
 
5.0

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Vivid colors (8)
  • Low maintenance (6)
  • Large bulb size (5)
  • Pest resistant (4)
  • Reliable growth (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Containers (6)
    • Large areas (4)
    • Raised beds (4)
    • Border control (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid gardener (4), Casual hobbyist (4)

    Reviewed by 8 customers

    Sort by

    Displaying reviews 1-8

    Back to top

     
    5.0

    RED FLASH REVIEW

    By teach

    from Albertville, Al

    About Me Avid Gardener, Casual Hobbyist

    Pros

    • Large Bulb Size
    • Long Bloom Time
    • Low Maintenance
    • Vivid Colors

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Containers
      • Cut Flowers
      • Indoor Pots
      • Large Areas
      • Raised Beds

      Comments about American Meadows Caladium: Red Flash - Bag of 3:

      I took these to a large reception and used them on stage with the main speakers' presentation. I received lots of compliments on the arrangement.

       
      5.0

      Easy color with caladium bulbs

      By BRC

      from Cambridge, MA

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Pros

      • Low Maintenance
      • Pest Resistant
      • Vivid Colors

      Cons

      • Slow Growth

      Best Uses

      • Containers
      • Raised Beds

      Comments about American Meadows Caladium: Red Flash - Bag of 3:

      I thought the bulbs were not going to grow as it took over a month to see growth emerge. Once the bulbs, I mixed several varities together in each pot, broke through the dirt - wow, they took off. Each of the five pots is full of bright colored leaves that brighten the shady spot in front of a wooded fence at the end of the driveway. Water as needed and they are a carefree addition to the garden.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Superior height and brilliant color

      By Yatty

      from Charleston SC

      About Me Casual Hobbyist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Large Bulb Size
      • Vivid Colors

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Border Control
        • Large Areas

        Comments about American Meadows Caladium: Red Flash - Bag of 3:

        Never have seen such height and large leaves. Plants have tolerated hot and dry months well

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Beautiful color

        By Cindy

        from Boyertown, PA

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Low Maintenance
        • Pest Resistant
        • Reliable Growth
        • Vivid Colors

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accent
          • Containers
          • Large Areas

          Comments about American Meadows Caladium: Red Flash - Bag of 3:

          I use this as one of a grouping of different colored caladiums at the edge of my pergola. The bulbs were ready to grow upon arrival. The plants do not need extensive watering, even in the heat of the summer. The beautiful color is just as I expected from the photo.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Better Than Expected

          By Norma-Jean

          from Council, NC

          About Me Master Gardener

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Containers
            • Indoor Pots
            • Raised Beds

            Comments about American Meadows Caladium: Red Flash - Bag of 3:

            I am growing my caladium to place in my living room. The beautiful dark green border with striking red center makes it absolutely beautiful.

             
            5.0

            Beautiful!

            By Judy

            from Highlands NC

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Pros

            • Fragrant
            • Large Bulb Size
            • Long Bloom Time
            • Low Maintenance
            • Pest Resistant
            • Reliable Growth
            • Vivid Colors

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Border Control
              • Containers
              • Large Areas
              • Raised Beds

              Comments about American Meadows Caladium: Red Flash - Bag of 3:

              I wish I had ordered more!

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Beautiful plants

              By Traci

              from Knightdale, NC

              About Me Casual Hobbyist

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Large Bulb Size
              • Vivid Colors

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Border Control
                • Containers

                Comments about American Meadows Caladium: Red Flash - Bag of 3:

                I purchased these in the spring and planted around the first of May. The plants are doing great, very full and large. I found after I planted that I needed a few more to fill out my border, so went the the big box retailer and picked up a few more. The bulbs were much smaller than the ones received from American Meadows. The bulbs from American Meadows are well worth the extra cost over budget bulbs.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Beautiful !

                By Nancy

                from Temple Terrace, FL

                About Me Casual Hobbyist

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Low Maintenance
                • Reliable Growth
                • Vivid Colors

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about American Meadows Caladium: Red Flash - Bag of 3:

                    Almost every one who comes to the door comments on how gorgeous they are! (I will be buying more)

                    Displaying reviews 1-8

                    Back to top

                    1
                    How-To Guides
                    Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
                    • Garden Gloves

                      Garden Gloves

                    • Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer

                      Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer

                    • All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

                      All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

                    Shipping

                    Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

                    View Shipping Rate Chart

                    As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Details’ tab describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

                    Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or Contact Us by email.

                    Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
                    • Garden Gloves

                      Garden Gloves

                    • Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer

                      Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer

                    • All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

                      All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

                    Please wait...

                    Added to your cart:

                    has been added to your cart.

                    Item added to your cart

                    Continue shopping or View cart & checkout