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Author Topic: Caladium  (Read 946 times)

Bart

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Caladium
« on: September 28, 2019, 09:18:06 AM »
Does anyone in the UK grow Caladiums as summer 'bedding' plants?

I tried to source some this spring, but when they arrived the tubers  were soft and full of the blue and pink mould that is common on soft corms. I instantly got a refund, but left me without planting material. I would like to try them in sunny north Yorkshire, and have my eyes set on cultivars like 'Red Flash' and 'Fiesta'.

Even if they have to be treated as conservatory or cold greenhouse plants (they would look ok as undergrowth for tomatoes?) I'd be interested.
 Please does anyone know of a reliable supplier and/or has some material to swap / sell?

 


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