Lance-leaf Caladium (Caladium 'Florida Sweetheart') in the Caladiums Database

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Common names:
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Also sold as:
Sweetheart

Data specific to Caladiums (Edit)
Hybridizer: Gary J. Wilfret
Leaf shape: Lance/Strap
Primary leaf color: Pink
Misc Caladium Details: Sun tolerant

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
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
Suitable for hanging baskets
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PP8,526 (1993)
Goes Dormant
Parentage: Candidum Junior x Red Frill
Child plants: 6 child plants

Florida Sweetheart

Caladiums --  Classy, Colorful, and CarefreeCaladiums -- Classy, Colorful, and Carefree
June 5, 2014

If you're looking for a splash of color in a shady garden area, try Caladiums. Even the beginner gardener can grow these tubers with minimal skill. Dig a two-inch hole, drop in a tuber (eyes up), give it a little water and a slow release fertilizer, and cover it up. You're on your way to success!

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Location: My garden in Gent, BelgiumDate: 2012-07-06
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Location: Jersey City, NJDate: 2013-08-19grown indoors
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Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9bDate: 2014-07-21
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Location: My garden in Gent, BelgiumDate: 2012-07-04
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Location: Hanging basket at kitchen door.Date: 2011-0812
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Location: Longwood gardens, PADate: 2015-08container grown
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Location: Austin ,TXDate: October
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Location: Hanging basket at kitchen door.Date: 2014-08-07
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Location: Hanging basket at kitchen door.Date: 2012-0904
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Location: Part Shade garden Pittsford NYDate: 2011-07-20
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Location: SunZone 6aDate: 2013-07-12
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Location: SunZone 6aDate: 2013-07-12
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Location: Courtyard Date: 2014-06-26
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Location: Hanging basket at kitchen door.Date: 2013-08-15
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Location: Hanging basket at kitchen door.Date: 2009-0625
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Location: Courtyard JI gardenDate: 2014-05-09
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Photo courtesy of Longfield Gardens
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Plant Events from our members
Catmint20906 On June 8, 2015 Plant emerged
skylark On March 15, 2018 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
tubers dry-rotted
skylark On October 1, 2017 Entered Dormancy
skylark On May 2, 2017 Miscellaneous Event
bought a new 5" pot
skylark On April 1, 2017 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
corms rotted
skylark On May 5, 2016 Plant emerged
all corms sprouted leaves
skylark On April 20, 2016 Transplanted
cleaned up tubers, rooted and potted tented on heat mat to sprout
skylark On June 17, 2015 Obtained plant
got new 4" pot
skylark On May 1, 2015 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
corms did not survive dormancy
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