Caladiums show hot tropical colors

April 24, 2015 3:23 PM

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Caladiums, South American bulbs in the aroid family, are our summer answer to northern hostas, but with hot tropical colors. Fancy-leafed caladiums have the largest leaves; strap-leafed caladiums are skinnier, with arching or drooping leaves that hang well out of baskets.

Mixes of dots, dashes, lines and splashes of pink, red, white, cream and green brighten the summer garden beds abandoned by wimpy impatiens unable to take the heat.

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