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Caladium Bulbs Mix

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.

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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 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
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
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
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.

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    Garden Gloves

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        4.0

        Excellent

        By Jill

        from Pinellas Park, FL

        Pros

        • Easy to Grow

        Cons

        • Must Water Water

        Best Uses

        • Shade Color Arge Pots

        Comments about Caladium Bulbs Mix:

        Price is high. Will get my bulbs elsewhere.

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        5.0

        caladiums beautiful as expected

        By Wonka

        from South Carolina

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              Comments about Caladium Bulbs Mix:

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

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              5.0

              Beautifull

              By dee

              from ga

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                    Comments about 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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                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    I would buy this product again and again

                    By ity spider

                    from Arabi, LA

                    About Me Casual Hobbyist

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Large Outdoor Pots

                      Comments about 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!!!!

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                      4.0

                      GREAT PRODUCT!

                      By Eleanor

                      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 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!!

                          By Rhonda

                          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 Caladium Bulbs Mix:

                          I love the bright reds!

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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

                          • All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

                            All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

                          • Garden Gloves

                            Garden Gloves

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