Caladium Bulbs Red Flash

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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.

Zones 2 - 10
Advantages
Containers
Containers
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size 12-18 inches tall
Bulb SpacingPlant 4 bulbs per square foot
Bloom Time Foliage plant all season
SKU OBULBG
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.

Associated SKUs
OBULBG
OBULB3 (Bag of 3) - Out of stock.
OBULB30 (Bag of 30) - Out of stock.
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
Foliage Bright red leaves with a deep green edge.
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
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Containers
Additional Information Hardy in zones 9-10
Ships to Canada No

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American MeadowsCaladium Bulbs Red Flash
 
5.0

(based on 8 reviews)

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Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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

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5.0

RED FLASH REVIEW

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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 Bulbs Red Flash:

    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 

    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 Bulbs Red Flash:

    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 

    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 Bulbs Red Flash:

      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 

      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 Bulbs Red Flash:

        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 

        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 Bulbs Red Flash:

          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 

          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 Bulbs Red Flash:

            I wish I had ordered more!

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Beautiful plants

            By 

            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 Bulbs Red Flash:

              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 

              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 Bulbs Red Flash:

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

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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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