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Name: Dawne Dunton
Myrtle Beach, SC (Zone 8b)
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WhatISeebyDawne
Jul 25, 2016 4:24 PM CST
Let's just say...Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, SC is my second home. It's so beautiful there and so yet again another photo from there. And another one my mother gave me the name for. I've discovered she's not always right!! Crying Big Grin


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Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Jul 25, 2016 4:31 PM CST
Gorgeous Caladiums!
Angel Wings (Caladium bicolor)

Elephant ear is used for them, as well as other common names.
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Name: Dawne Dunton
Myrtle Beach, SC (Zone 8b)
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WhatISeebyDawne
Jul 25, 2016 4:47 PM CST
Hmmm, so mom was right with this one!! Thank you so much purpleinopp!!
Dawne
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jul 25, 2016 4:49 PM CST
Lovely Caladiums, looks a lot like Fancy-leaf Caladium (Caladium 'Florida Cardinal')
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Name: Dawne Dunton
Myrtle Beach, SC (Zone 8b)
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WhatISeebyDawne
Jul 25, 2016 4:59 PM CST
A bit confused...and I guess that's why I came here to begin with. When I Google Fancy-leaf Caladium it gives me all different kinda photos of caladiums, and the same with the Angel Wings. How do I narrow it done to the exact kind?

Then when I search a little harder, it looks like it could be a "Florida Sweetheart" in the Fancy-leaf, but the Angel Wings shows an all white and green caladium. So stumped right now!!
Dawne
Name: Dawne Dunton
Myrtle Beach, SC (Zone 8b)
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WhatISeebyDawne
Jul 25, 2016 5:11 PM CST
OOPS, my mistake, after looking them over it looks more like a John Peed then a Florida Sweetheart. Hmmm.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jul 25, 2016 5:22 PM CST
It still looks most like Fancy-leaf Caladium (Caladium 'Florida Cardinal') to me. Lance-leaf Caladium (Caladium 'Florida Sweetheart') is pinker in color with a thinner green margin.

I've never seen Fancy-leaf Caladium (Caladium 'John Peed') but from viewing on-line photos, it appears to be a browner-red whereas Florida Cardinal is bright red.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jul 25, 2016 5:23 PM CST
I get confused with leaf descriptions of Fancy Leaf, Angel Wing, etc.
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Name: Dawne Dunton
Myrtle Beach, SC (Zone 8b)
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WhatISeebyDawne
Jul 25, 2016 5:29 PM CST
LOL, so I'm not the only one confused then...whew!! Big Grin
Dawne
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jul 25, 2016 5:32 PM CST
LOL, I'm old and it doesn't take much to confuse me anymore. Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Dawne Dunton
Myrtle Beach, SC (Zone 8b)
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WhatISeebyDawne
Jul 25, 2016 5:37 PM CST
I'm right there with ya!! Group hug Big Grin
Dawne
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jul 25, 2016 5:39 PM CST
I'm so glad I'm not alone. Green Grin!
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Name: Daniel Erdy
Catawba SC (Zone 7b)
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ediblelandscapingsc
Jul 25, 2016 5:45 PM CST
Any Caladiums hardy in zone 7b? I'm not a fan of lifting plants in fall but I am a fan of Caladiums.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jul 25, 2016 5:52 PM CST
As far as I know, Caladiums (Caladium) will only survive winter in-ground in zones 9 and higher; I used to be in Florida zone 9a and if we had warm winters without extended cold they would come back each year but if we had numerous frosts or a freeze they would not return. Caladiums can be planted in containers and hanging baskets and brought in during the winter months ... and many northerners grow them as annuals.
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Name: Daniel Erdy
Catawba SC (Zone 7b)
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ediblelandscapingsc
Jul 25, 2016 6:05 PM CST
Thanks for the info Lin I tend to shy away from annuals too. I want to plant something and continuously enjoy it for years to come. Living on a budget you always try to get the most bang for your buck if you know what I mean. I already have about 500 fig trees in pots and about another 500-700 other plants in pots so the last thing I need is more potted plants to tend too Hilarious! Thanks again for your help and Dawne your Caladium looks amazing! Lovey dubby
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Jul 25, 2016 6:12 PM CST
Oh my goodness, I can't imagine having so many plants in containers to take care of! Blinking
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Name: Daniel Erdy
Catawba SC (Zone 7b)
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ediblelandscapingsc
Jul 25, 2016 6:15 PM CST
I'll be down to only about 600 or 700 by December after trading and selling a few Thumbs up
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Name: Dawne Dunton
Myrtle Beach, SC (Zone 8b)
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WhatISeebyDawne
Jul 25, 2016 6:21 PM CST
FIGS...yummo!! I'd love to have just one right now!! Drooling
Dawne
Name: Daniel Erdy
Catawba SC (Zone 7b)
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ediblelandscapingsc
Jul 25, 2016 7:04 PM CST
I wish I could tree mail you one Dawne I just picked 6 off one tree earlier today.
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sallyg
Jul 25, 2016 8:27 PM CST
Here's a good caladium dealer. You'll how many different kinds there are. I really don't think for your purposes that you need to even try a cultivar ID. Just call them red Caladiums. Or clearly say, 'similar to Florida Cardinal but no guarantee on cultivar ID' or just "possibly Florida Cardinal"
They are 110% Caladium and that should satisfy 98% of your visitors.
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