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Caladium Bulbs Candidum

With green and white heart-shaped leaves, this beautiful caladium is perfect for brightening up a shady spot.

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Details:

Height: 18-22" tall
Bulb Spacing: 4 bulbs per sq. ft.
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.

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Details
SKU 2CALAD3
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
Estimated 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
Flower Size Clean green and pure white foliage.
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Containers, Borders
Additional Information Hardy in zones 9-10.
Ships to Canada No
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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.

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        5.0

        Great accent in containers. needs warm

        By Farmerswife

        from Madison, WI

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              Comments about Caladium Bulbs Candidum:

              I would order these again without hesitation. I was concerned when blooming seemed slow, but took off when e n the soil warmed up.

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              2.0

              Happy with the white caladiums

              By Farmerswife

              from Madison WI

              Pros

              • Large Many Leaves

              Cons

              • Soil Must Warm B-4 Growth

              Best Uses

              • Container For Dramatic Ac

              Comments about Caladium Bulbs Candidum:

              Just really quality, high performing bulbs that one up and showing off, add beauty to my large containers. PLUS I will dig and dry soon for next year!

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              5.0

              I just love caladiums

              By Chris the gardener

              from LI>NY

              Pros

              • Easy to Grow
              • Great In Pots
              • Great in shade
              • Long Lasting

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                  Comments about Caladium Bulbs Candidum:

                  Long lasting plants for shady spots

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                  5.0

                  Beautiful accent

                  By Cindy

                  from Boyertown, PA

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                  Pros

                  • Healthy bulbs grow quick
                  • Striking color

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Accent plant
                    • Medium border

                    Comments about Caladium Bulbs Candidum:

                    I have three colors of caladium, each one in its own pot. I use them as an acccent at the edge of my pergola. These bulbs were ready to grow with the eyes sprouting upon arrival, so I didn't have to wait long until I had a beautiful plant. The color is vibrant (just as in the photo)and the plants are doing well in the heat of the summer.

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                    Shipping

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

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                    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:
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                    • Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer

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