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This thread is in reply to a blog post by Sharon entitled "A Caladium Kind of August".
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vic
Aug 13, 2015 2:45 AM CST
I love all the color of your caladiums and you're right, it's so nice to even have color at this time of year.
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Aug 13, 2015 7:07 AM CST
I especially love that one in the first picture of the second group. Looks like fireworks on a leaf!!! Lovey dubby Sure would love it if you came up with a name for that one!
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Aug 13, 2015 11:04 AM CST

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Beautiful Sharon! I wish I had dug mine out of the pots for the winter . I may try some again next year.
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MaryE
Aug 13, 2015 11:54 AM CST
The pink ones near the brick arches are very complimentry. They're all beautiful, but somehow the brick and the pink together just caught my wandering eyes! What a gift! How are you going to store the bulbs?
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vic
Aug 13, 2015 12:36 PM CST
Mary, I bookmarked this from Sharon and it DOES work Hurray!

http://garden.org/thread/view_post/234017/
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Sharon
Aug 13, 2015 12:54 PM CST
That's the best way, the link Vic gave you, but this year I'm going to use burlap instead of peat moss and will store them in covered cardboard boxes, I think. Thought about storing them in homemade burlap bags like those I use for gloriosas and Elephant ears, but with caladiums it's best to keep them from touching. And I also think I'll snip the leaves off but leave the stems instead of leaving the leaves till they crisp. Seems like there's more food stored in the thick stems than in browning leaves and they will for sure be browning by then.

I'll tell you, I've never been happier with a plant than I have been with these caladiums. They just seem to keep growing and growing. Even this late in the season there are new leaves appearing every day.

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Aug 13, 2015 1:24 PM CST
Sharon, your caladiums are absolutely gorgeous, sure wish I could grow them here, I tried a few last year but they did not like the cool nights and hot dry wind during the day.
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Sharon
Aug 13, 2015 1:43 PM CST
Smiling @Muddymitts , until I know better, let's call it 'Shooting Star'.

Sue, I don't know your temps out there but I'd bet bring them in would be the best thing for winter.

Ladies, thank you, funny to be so enthralled with them but I've never had a Caladium Parade before.
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Sharon
Aug 13, 2015 1:56 PM CST
@Muddymitts let's try Caladium Aaron. I believe that's it! I see some of them without the white dots but most of them do have them.
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Calif_Sue
Aug 13, 2015 10:04 PM CST

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Sharon, I don't think that's Aaron, it doesn't have the strong spots like yours show.
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Aug 13, 2015 10:18 PM CST

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Looks like Stardust


http://happinessfarms.com/stardust.html
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Sharon
Aug 13, 2015 11:47 PM CST
I tried looking at Stardust and maybe, but there are also Aarons with dots. Found pictures of them on Bill's website which is where mine came from. The Aarons are strong parent plants evidently.

I posted them in the DB, so if you think it's Stardust go ahead and move it over because I'm just not sure and this is my first year with Caladiums.
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Calif_Sue
Aug 14, 2015 12:11 AM CST

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I'll see what Bill says. Thumbs up
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Sharon
Aug 14, 2015 12:16 AM CST
Actually there are more pictures on the net of the spotted ones named Stardust, I just did a fast search, so just go ahead and move it. I looked through Bill's again pretty quickly and can't find the one I thought I'd seen earlier. I suspect Aaron is one of the parent plants.
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Aug 14, 2015 12:17 AM CST

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Sharon
Aug 14, 2015 12:21 AM CST
Perfect! Thanks.
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Sharon
Aug 14, 2015 12:23 AM CST
I like the name better too. I kept wanting to call it 'shooting stars'. Smiling

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Calif_Sue
Aug 14, 2015 8:26 AM CST

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Bill confirmed it's Stardust so he must have had it at one time. Thumbs up
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Aug 14, 2015 9:33 AM CST
Bill is the best, isn't he? Smiling
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Aug 14, 2015 10:12 AM CST

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I agree nodding
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