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This Caladium Mixture includes 5 different varieties that will create a dazzling display in any shady area. Try planting together in a pot, or nestling in a shady garden bed.

Zones 2 - 10
Advantages
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 5
SKU 1CALAD5

Plant Information

This mixture collection gives you 5 Caladiums. Use it as a sampler, and create a great garden of color.

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 1CALAD5
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
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

Shipping

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

As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials 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.

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American MeadowsCaladium Bulbs Mix
 
4.7

(based on 9 reviews)

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Pros

  • Accurate instructions (4)
  • Attractive (4)
  • Healthy (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Outdoors (4)
  • Patio (4)
  • Garden (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (4)

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5.0

Great in containers!

By 

from Wilmington, DE

About Me Getting Started

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Containers
    • Outdoors
    • Patio

    Comments about American Meadows Caladium Bulbs Mix:

    Put all 5 of these in a container in early spring, and wow! Nice color, grew quickly in a shady front spot.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Have bought this mix two years in a row.

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    from Malvern, Iowa

    About Me Avid Gardener

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    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Colorful
    • Healthy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Big Pot
      • Garden
      • Outdoors
      • Patio

      Comments about American Meadows Caladium Bulbs Mix:

      I plant this mix in a big pot in a shady back corner next to the patio and it rewards us with beautiful and lush colorful foliage every time! I like it so much that I have bought this mix two years in a row and probably will again for next year. Perfect for the spot I have it in!

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      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Spectacular. I'll buy more next year

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      from Humboldt TN

      About Me Master Gardener

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      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
      • Hardy
      • Healthy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Garden
        • Outdoors
        • Patio

        Comments about American Meadows Caladium Bulbs Mix:

        I've bought from local big retailers before and never had good results but these all came up with such beauty. I will buy more next year.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        4.0

        Excellent

        By 

        from Pinellas Park, FL

        Pros

        • Easy to Grow

        Cons

        • Must Water Water

        Best Uses

        • Shade Color Arge Pots

        Comments about American Meadows Caladium Bulbs Mix:

        Price is high. Will get my bulbs elsewhere.

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        5.0

        caladiums beautiful as expected

        By 

        from South Carolina

        Comments about American Meadows Caladium Bulbs Mix:

        I needed a filler under some tall trees, they were perfect.

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        5.0

        Beautifull

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        from ga

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        Comments about American Meadows Caladium Bulbs Mix:

        My caladium bulbs have already sprouted and going strong.All of them are viable.Such a nice surprise.Now I am just curious about the colour.

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        • No

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I would buy this product again and again

        By 

        from Arabi, LA

        About Me Casual Hobbyist

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Large Outdoor Pots

          Comments about American Meadows Caladium Bulbs Mix:

          I have been planting caladium bulbs for about seven years now. I have large outdoor pots (18 inches) on my porch and my patio. One package of (9) Caladium Mix Bulbs is planted into each pot. They are absolutely beautiful!!!!! I receive numerous compliments regarding these bulbs. They also make a beautiful appearance being looked at from the sidewalk. I will continue to buy caladium bulbs from American Meadows. I am absolutely satisfied!!!!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          GREAT PRODUCT!

          By 

          from Fairfax, VA

          About Me Casual Hobbyist

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about American Meadows Caladium Bulbs Mix:

              I actually planted these a month late in my parents back yard that has part sun part shade ---they are huge and did very well. My mom told me just the other day that she enjoys looking at them when having her morning coffee. I will most def. be investing in these again next year! Thank you so much! E :)

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Colorfull!!

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              from Orient, Iowa

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              Pros

              • Accurate Instructions
              • Attractive
              • Healthy

              Cons

              • Difficult To Store

              Best Uses

              • Garden
              • Outdoors
              • Patio
              • Pool Area

              Comments about American Meadows Caladium Bulbs Mix:

              I love the bright reds!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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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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