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Caladium Carolyn Whorton

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Foliage with ruby red speckles and veining are outlined with deep green margins for vibrant, showstopping color. A great addition to combination containers. Caladium Carolyn Whorton tends to be more sun tolerant than some Angel Wings; however, will still need shade during the hot afternoon sun to prevent leaf scorching. 3 bulbs per bag. Bulb size 1 -2 diameter.

*NOTE: Bulbs will need to be lifted in fall in zones 3-7.

Details

Type: Bulbs
Height: Short 16-18"
Spacing: Plant 6" apart
Bloom Time: Not Applicable
Sun-Shade: Half Sun / Half Shade to Full Shade
Zones: 8-10   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic
Flower: Red
Accent: Green

Features to Note

  • Deer Resistant
  • OK in Containers

Caladium General Information

A tropical look with variegated foliage! These showy plants are offered in eye-catching hues of bright red, pink, green and white. Caladium offer spectacular color throughout the summer to enhance any shaded area. Large arrowhead-shaped leaves are showy additions to any shaded spot decks, patios, shady window boxes.

Caladium Plant Care

Hardy in zones 8-10. Caladiums prefer loose, slightly acidic soil for good root growth and are heavy feeders. Pot early indoors in shallow pots or flats with peat moss or light potting soil approximately 2 deep. Bulbs will take three to six weeks for leaves to emerge. Bulbs can be moved outdoors pot and all in semi-shade after last spring frost and can be planted directly in well-drained soil once the outdoor soil temp is about 65-70F. Amend soil with plenty of peat or pine bark and add a well-balanced 10-10-10 fertilizer after foliage has emerged. Follow with a 5-10-10 approximately every four weeks until fall. Only fertilize while plant is actively growing. Water thoroughly when the soil is dry to the touch. Lift tubers in the fall in zones 3-7 and store in a cool, dry, frost-free location over winter. Can store in dry peat or wood shavings, then replant the following spring after the last frost.