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Caladium Florida Cardinal

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Festive Red and Green
Flashy bright red centers and veins are bordered with wide emerald-green margins on showy heart-shaped leaves. As festive as the plumage on its namesake; Caladium Florida Cardinal will reward you with months of carefree color. *NOTE: Bulbs will need to be lifted in fall in zones 3-8.

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Festive Red and Green
Flashy bright red centers and veins are bordered with wide emerald-green margins on showy heart-shaped leaves. As festive as the plumage on its namesake; Caladium Florida Cardinal will reward you with months of carefree color. *NOTE: Bulbs will need to be lifted in fall in zones 3-8.

Code BCAFC

Patent

Plant Type Bulbs

Species

Height Short 12-18"

Spacing Plant 6" apart

Bloom Time Not Applicable

Sun / Shade Half Sun / Half Shade to Full Shade

Zones 3-10

Soil Type Normal, Acidic

Water Needs Medium

Sold In Bags of 3

Special Features

  • Deer Resistant

Planting Sites

  • 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. All our accent annuals are guaranteed to reach you in good condition and to grow, but we can't guarantee annuals to overwinter. Will be an annual except in zones 8-10 but can be stored over the winter in colder zones. Instructions

Caladium Plant Care

Hardy in zones 9-10. 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 3-8 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.

100% Guarantee

We offer a 100% guarantee for all our accent annuals and bulbs to reach you in good condition and come up. If you're not satisfied, we'll reship or refund immediately. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions or concerns—we share your passion for gardening and want your new plants to thrive in your border!

Shipping Details

We ship accent annuals and bulbs based on the best planting time for your growing zone (see the approximate dates below), unless otherwise indicated at checkout. If you wish, you can indicate a specific ship date during checkout.

Spring-Planted Accent Annuals

  • Zone 3, 4: Early to Mid May
  • Zone 5: Late April to Early May
  • Zone 6: Mid to Late April
  • Zone 7: Early to Mid April
  • Zone 8: Late March to Early April
  • Zone 9, 10: Late March

Fall-Planted Bulbs

  • Zone 2, 3, 4: Early September
  • Zone 5: Early to Mid September
  • Zone 6: Mid September
  • Zone 7: Mid to Late September
  • Zone 8, 9, 10: Late September to Early October

Holiday Bulbs

  • Early November through mid December