Rainforest Retreat Bulb Collection

Our Rainforest Retreat Bulb Collection offers elegant blooms and dramatic foliage for a lush oasis in your home or outdoor space. Broad, striking Elephant Ears layer over a variety of patterned red, white, and green Caladium. Calla Lily adds speckled leaves and graceful white flowers. Plant in gardens or containers indoors or out – wherever you want to enjoy a relaxing escape. Collection of 7 bulbs.
Zones3 - 10
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Good For Cut Flowers
Good For Containers
Plants For Small Spaces
Adds Texture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Full Shade
Annual Rainfall
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
40 to 50"
50 to 60"
Mature Plant SizeVaries:
Caladium: 18-22" tall
Elephant Ears: 36-60" tall
Calla Lilies: 12-14" tall
Bloom TimeCallas bloom mid summer until frost while Caladium and Elephant Ears are foliage plants
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SizeBag of 7
SKUHC017732

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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(12-60" tall) Our Rainforest Retreat Bulb Collection will help you create a restful retreat in any setting, from urban container gardens to shady garden nooks. A backdrop of enormous Elephant Ear foliage sets the stage for this textural planting. Five different varieties of Caladium provide dazzling color and a lovely ground layer reaching 12-24 inches tall. Albomaculata Calla Lily punctuates the heart-shaped foliage with upright leaves that are equally impressive. For a quick and easy flower arrangement, harvest Calla blooms along with a handful of Caladium leaves. These fabulous foliage plants perform best with morning sun and afternoon shade. Plant in a rich, moist soil. Elephant Ear and Calla are winter hardy in zones 8-10, and Caladiums are hardy to zone 9. Most gardeners in cooler zones dig these bulbs for winter storage or bring indoors in containers over the winter months.



Collection of 7 bulbs covers 5-7 square feet when planted together: 

Caladium Mix - Bag of 5 bulbs 

Elephant Ears - 1 bulb 

Albomaculata Calla Lily - 1 bulb

More Information
SKUHC017732
Common Name
Rainforest Retreat Bulb Collection
Item Package Size
Bag of 7
Special Groups
High Country Gardens Exclusive
Flower Color
White
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade, Full Shade
Bloom Time
Callas bloom mid summer until frost while Caladium and Elephant Ears are foliage plants
Mature Height
Varies:
Caladium: 18-22" tall
Elephant Ears: 36-60" tall
Calla Lilies: 12-14" tall
Amount Of Rain
20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50", 50 to 60"
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Containers, Plants For Small Spaces, Adds Texture
Additional Information
Perennial in zones 9-10. Annual in zones 3-8. Can also be grown as a houseplant.
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides

Summer Blooming Bulbs, including popular varieties such as gladiolus and dahlias, are planted in the spring and bloom in the summer. Most of these bulbs are tropical and require warm weather to be planted. There must not be any danger of frost and your ground temperature must have reached 55 degrees Fahrenheit before planting. Many of our summer blooming bulbs can be planted as perennials in zones 9-10 (zone 8 if mulched), but should be treated as annuals in cooler climates. You can lift them and store them in the fall, or bring patio pots inside before frost. See page 15 of our Planting Guide for a bulb depth planting illustration.


View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.
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ZoneShipping Status
Zone 2Shipping begins the week of May 17th, 2021
Zone 3Shipping begins the week of May 17th, 2021
Zone 4Shipping begins the week of May 17th, 2021
Zone 5Shipping begins the week of April 26th, 2021
Zone 6Shipping begins the week of April 19th, 2021
Zone 7Shipping begins the week of April 19th, 2021
Zone 8Shipping begins the week of April 19th, 2021
Zone 9Shipping begins the week of April 19th, 2021
Zone 10Shipping begins the week of April 19th, 2021

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 ‘Plant Information’ section 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 and all items are shipping to the same address, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (800) 925-9387 or contact us by email.

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