Fancy-leaf Caladium (Caladium 'Florida Cardinal') in the Caladiums Database

Common names:
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Also sold as:
Cardinal

Data specific to Caladiums (Edit)
Hybridizer: Gary J. Wilfret
Leaf shape: Fancy
Primary leaf color: Red

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 13
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Fruit: Other: Berries white when ripe.
Underground structures: Tuber
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Toxicity: Other: All parts of plant contain calcium oxalate crystals, an irritant to the mouth and esophagus. Toxic to cats and dogs.
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Offsets
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant
Parentage: Frieda Hemple X Carolyn Whorton

Growing in a container with Syngonium podophyllum and  a half dea

Photo gallery:
Location: Western KentuckyDate: Summer 2010A tall eyecatching caladium
By Sharon
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Location: Orangeburg, SCDate: 2016-08-30Caladium 'Florida Cardinal' has very vibrant colored leaves - I l
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Location: Western KentuckyDate: Jul 7, 2009The underside of this beauty
By Sharon
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2010-07-22
By chelle
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Location: Fountain, FloridaDate: 2013-06-09
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Location: Fountain, FloridaDate: 2013-06-09
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Location: Fountain, FloridaDate: 2013-08-05
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Photo courtesy of Longfield Gardens
By Joy
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Not sure what type of Caladium this is. by wilmarosebud Jun 27, 2018 10:53 AM 5
Caladium buds by crawgarden Jul 25, 2017 10:46 AM 24
Elephant Ears? by WhatISeebyDawne Jul 27, 2016 6:58 PM 36
Florida Garden - Fall and Winter 2015 by GigiPlumeria Jan 25, 2016 6:54 AM 174
Caladium question by needrain Jul 26, 2016 7:47 AM 78
Florida Garden Spring and Summer 2015 by GigiPlumeria Oct 4, 2015 9:00 PM 338
Behold! Caladium Pollen by Xeramtheum Jul 26, 2014 1:29 PM 32

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