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Name: Suga
Coastal South Carolina (Zone 8b)
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Suga
May 4, 2015 12:37 PM CST
The pics are beautiful ...... Do you think they do better in a container or in the garden? Thanks
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
May 4, 2015 8:01 PM CST
Thank you! I always planted them in ground...until Texas started experiencing water shortages. It's much easier to control watering when they are in pots. This year I will plant a border on one side of the garden, and the rest will go into pots. I can move the pots around to follow the shade! In your area, I'm sure they would do well in ground if you were inclined! Hanging baskets of caladiums do well here also.

I would recommend Caladiums 4 Less for the best prices. He is a member here and posts on the classifieds forum. I'm a little late getting started this year.
Name: Suga
Coastal South Carolina (Zone 8b)
Bee Lover Garden Ideas: Master Level
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Suga
May 7, 2015 5:38 PM CST
Thank you so much! Are they really a dwarf? I really appreciate your input, as I am somewhat limited due to several back surgeries ! Ugh! I am guessing these need shade like the reg. Ones? Thanks again!
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
Texas Gardening
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Master Gardener: Texas
Region: Texas Tropicals Plumerias Ferns Greenhouse Garden Art
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Bubbles
May 7, 2015 8:38 PM CST
They never seemed to be dwarfs to me! I guess it depends on what other caladiums they are compared to. If you look under the photo of the Gingerlands as a border on the right of the screen, there's an article about caladiums. There are more photos and a little about planting them. The last two photos are Gingerland and Miss Muffet. Both are planted in the same size containers. The Gingerland caladiums are taller than Miss Muffet.

The Gingerland border in that photo was in sun most of the day, but I do have oak trees that help.
Take care of your back. Hope you have someone to help you.

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