Monday, July 20, 2009

Caladium Collage

While we were gone on vacation, several inches of much needed rain indundated out area. The caladiums were very thankful for this and subsequently are putting on a show. This is a little corner that is filled with these colorfully leaved beauties.

Caladiums are much better in the Deep South than hostas. They take heat very well and love our humidity. They cannot take a freeze and die as soon as one comes. They will come back if the ground does not freeze. Do not make the mistake of planting them before it is very warm or they may rot in the ground and not come up. They come in many shades of white, pink, and red. Add them to any shade garden for a great filler or even as a specimen. They can be grown as an annual up North.

2 comments:

NellJean said...

Glad your family is back safely after vacation. I had begun to wonder where you might be.

I agree about caladiums being better than hostas in our climate. Gingers, too, and ele ears. But you know, I have a hosta or two that has surprised me by surviving.

Darla said...

I so love my Caladiums and have found that the white ones add more 'pop' to the garden.