Fancy Leaf Caladium Mix (Elephant Ear)

 
  • Caladium Mix, Caladium, Fancy Leaf Caladium

Caladium Mix (Elephant Ear) provides a blend of five different varieties that will brighten the shady and partially shaded areas of your landscape with colorful foliage.

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Zones 2 - 10
Advantages
Good for Cut Flowers
Good for Containers
Plants for Small Spaces
Adds Texture
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Bulb Spacing4 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time Foliage plant all season
Shipping Buy now and we'll ship your order during the ideal planting time for your region. Orders with this item will begin shipping the week of Feb. 25 and continue through mid-June. Expected ship week will display at checkout after you enter your zip code. More shipping info. Learn More…
Size Bag of 5
SKU HSB4V05

Details

18-22" tall. Caladium Mix provides a blend of five different varieties that will brighten the shady and partially shaded areas of your landscape with colorful foliage. They are also an excellent choice as outdoor potted plants for summer color. Plant in moist, rich soil. Cold hardy in zones 9-10, Caladium are best used in Texas, the Southeastern US and areas of the country where the days and nights are hot and humid. Not recommended for higher elevations and arid climates.
SKU HSB4V05
Common Name Fancy Leaf Caladium Mix (Elephant Ear)
Botanical Name Caladium Mix
Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
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
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Average Soil
Advantages Good for Cut Flowers, Good for Containers, Plants for Small Spaces, Adds Texture
Additional Information Grow as an annual in zones 3-8. Hardy in zones 9-10
Ideal Region Southeast, Midwest
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & 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.

Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Expected ship week will display on the cart at checkout after you enter your zip code. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from Feb 25 through mid-June, warmest zones first.

Most plant and bulb orders arrive within 2-6 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses in Colorado. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring, beginning in late February.

Wildflower Seed & Grass Seed Orders ship within 2-3 days.

Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.

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High Country GardensCaladium Bulbs Mix
 
4.7

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Pros

  • Accurate instructions (3)
  • Attractive (3)
  • Hardy (3)
  • Healthy (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Outdoors (3)
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    • Personal (3)

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5.0

Best caladium bulbs ever

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from Albuquerque

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoors
    • Patio

    Comments about High Country Gardens Caladium Bulbs Mix:

    I put these in a large pot in a shady corner on the patio where other plants failed to thrive. The leaves were huge, gorgeous, and long-lasting. The bulbs kept producing new shots up until the first frost. I had another pot of caladiums from bulbs purchased at a big box store. These leaves were obviously smaller and the bulbs not as productive. Fascinating side-by-side comparison. Who knew there could be so much variation in bulbs?

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    5.0

    Beautiful, showy garden add

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    from Hewitt, NJ

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    • Attractive
    • Hardy
    • Healthy
    • Versatile

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      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Indoors
      • Outdoors

      Comments about High Country Gardens Caladium Bulbs Mix:

      I planted them in the front garden as a striking add to the flowers already there.

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      4.0

      Lovely Plants

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      from Southern California

      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
      • Hardy
      • Healthy

      Cons

      • One Did Not Grow

      Best Uses

      • Balcony
      • Outdoors
      • Patio

      Comments about High Country Gardens Caladium Bulbs Mix:

      I put the caladiums on my small apartment balcony and they added lovely color and contrast to the rest of my plants. Unfortunately, one or two bulbs did not "take." However, there was enough variety so that it was okay. The other bulbs did great.

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      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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