Caladium fannie munson,(6 Bulbs) tropical foliage plants
Caladium /kəˈleɪdiəm/ is a genus of flowering plants in the family Araceae. They are often known by the common name elephant ear, Heart of Jesus, and Angel Wings
Caladiums exude exotic allure. adds a tropical feel to a garden. Mix well with caladiums, begonia, impatiens and coleus. Good for containers, including hanging baskets, and for shady gardens. Common Name: Fancy Caladium or Angle Wing Botanical Name: Caladium Cardinal syn. Florida Cardinal Exposure: Filtered sun, partial to full shade in hottest areas Hardiness: Zones 9-11, elsewhere lift tubers in fall and store indoors Height: 12-14" Color: Rich red foliage with contrasting green borders Bloom Season: Grown for colorful foliage, not flowers, summer through fall Bulb/Plant Size: jumbo 3"+ bulb
Caladium Fannie Munson
Fannie Munson's heart-shaped leaves are bright flamingo pink with dark green trim. Like all caladiums, this variety grows well in full to partial shade. The more shade, the more intense the color. Summer fireworks for shady gardens, patios and landscapes.
Color All Summer
Great for Landscaping or Containers
Thrives in Heat and Humidity
PLANTING IS AS EASY AS 1-2-3
1. Dig a hole 3" deep.
2. Set the tuber in the hole so it sits 2" below the soil surface.
3. Replace the soil and water as needed.
Wait to plant your caladiums outdoors until after any danger of frost has passed. It's actually best to wait until the nights are warm and the soil temperature has reached 65-70°F.
Most caladium varieties can be planted in either sun or shade. If you are planting them in a sunny location, it is important that they still get some shade during the hottest part of the day.
Like most plants, caladiums grow best in fertile, well drained soil. You can improve the texture and fertility of your soil by adding compost or top soil at planting time. During the growing season, caladiums will appreciate an occasional dose of liquid fertilizer.
To stimulate bushier growth, some varieties of caladiums can be "de-eyed" before planting. Use a paring knife to carefully cut out one or more of the primary sprouts, taking care not to damage the surrounding tissue or any smaller buds. Though at first this will set the plant back by a couple weeks, many other sprouts will soon begin developing, giving you a shorter, yet fuller plant.
Half of the bulbs received turn bad. Many bulb rotten at the base.
Planted, nothing up yet!