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Caladium Bulbs White Queen

A stunner for any shade garden, this variety has bright white leaves with green highlights and red veins. Add a little pizzazz to ho-hum beds.

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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 4CALAD3
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
Foliage Bright white leaves with green and red highlights.
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
"White Queen" may be the champion for Caladium drama in the shade. All Caladiums do well in moist shady spots, but this one literally lights up the darker parts of your garden. A knockout. 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

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By SM

from Annapolis MD

About Me Avid Gardener

Pros

  • Long Bloom Time
  • Low Maintenance
  • Reliable Growth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Containers
    • Large Areas

    Comments about American Meadows Caladium: White Queen - Bag of 3:

    The caladium stands tall throughout our hot, dry summers without requiring daily care. Waiting for the bulbs to pop up takes patience, but they are worth it as they hold their color until mid fall.

     
    5.0

    They come up just like the photo

    By Chris the gardener

    from LI,NY

    About Me Casual Hobbyist

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Containers

      Comments about American Meadows Caladium: White Queen - Bag of 3:

      In flower pots in the shade

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Gorgeous foliage

      By Orquidlady

      from Chappaqua, NY

      About Me Avid Gardener

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            Comments about American Meadows Caladium: White Queen - Bag of 3:

            They took time to come out but they did.
            Love them!

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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:
            • All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

              All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

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            • Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer

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