Scarlet Flame is a dramatic and fiery addition to the Caladium world. Vivid red, strap shaped leaves are liberally marked with pink and white speckles, and handsomely finished with a bright green margin. Don't relegate this beauty to the shade garden only - Scarlet Flame performs well in quite a bit of sun! Take care in fiercely hot summer locations until you have tested it, but this caladium should be a long-lasting source of heat all summer long. Perfect for containers, alone or mixed with begonias, callas, hostas and more. Add a leaf or two to your vase, and the flowers may get jealous! Take Scarlet Flame home with you and your summer is sure to sizzle!
*Note: Be certain to plant this as soon as it arrives. Start indoors if weather remains nippy outdoors.
Plant bulbs 1-2" deep
Water lightly until top growth appears (which may take a while); regularly thereafter
Filtered sun, partial shade to moderate shade
Fancy leafed Caladium, Angel Wings, Heart of Jesus, Elephant EarBotanical Name:
Caladium Scarlet FlameExposure:
Filtered sun, partial to full shade in hottest areasHardiness:
Zones 9 - 11, elswhere lift tubers in fall and store indoorsHeight:
8 - 16"Color:
bright scarlet with darker flames, oulined in forrest greenBloom Season:
grown for their colorful foilageBulb/Plant Size:
jumbo 3" bulbsNumber:
3 large tubers