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Contact Barbara Thompson (281 835-9888)
Pre-order by October 31, 2014 to save $, get colors you want.
No deposit required. Payment in March 2015 on Receipt of Bulbs.
Once again for 2014-15 we have premium Caladium Bulbs for sale. In general all of our selections stand up to morning and filtered sun, but Caladiums do better with some shade. Plus, we have a new offering last year that performed well . . . a Red Strap! Scroll down to learn more!
Bulbs are 70 cents each pre-ordered by October 31, 2014.
After October 31, 2014, price 80 cents each.
A discount on boxes of 200 bulbs (of one color/variety) are $130 per box if ordered by October 31, 2014
Compare bulbs at $1.00+ each. They are well worth the investment.
These varieties produce well and offer variety of color and looks for your garden. All pictures below taken in Missouri City, TX on August 29, 2013 after high heat, humidity, low rain year.
Download a Caladium Flier to get the short story as well as pictures of Caladiums offered this year including one new smaller, border variety, Red Strap. Press the following link for a one-page flier.
Download Caladium Flier 2014-15 vs 2
- Red Flash: very large leaves and showy. These are the last Caladiums to come up, but produce well through a variety of growing conditions. Prefer morning and filtered sun. If irrigated stand up to sun, harsh conditions. # 1 size for large foliage.
- White Christmas very large leaves and showy as well. Stand up well to Texas heat and create a cool feeling. Shimmer at night in moonlight or with low intensity lighting. Work well in a variety of settings whether in clusters with other plants or dedicated to an area. #1 size .
Pink: Carolyn Wharton
A showy pink that can stand up to some sun. Intense pink with small red veins and green. Large leaves. The Carolyn Whartons produce large full plants that are quite showy against evergreens. Has produced longer than some of the blush pink and lighter pink varieties. # 1 size.
- Miss Muffet variety stands up well to Texas heat. For smaller foliage for borders, we order #2 variety rather than #1 variety in the larger foliage. Usually early to come up, but depending on location may be finished by the end of September especially if in more sun. Lime colored with maroon to cranberry spots. Adds a striking color contrast in your garden.
Smaller foliage is great for borders and looks great in groups where you want something lush but smaller than the larger, fancy leaf, non-strap varieties. Red with some green, straps also stand up in the sun, but will need irrigation during extremely dry spells, especially in the sun. Foliage is particularly slender and adds a different texture to your garden. # 2 size to get a smaller contrast. This is a new variety. Quantities are limited.
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For the past 7 years, we've sold out of varieties the first week. Pre-order, reduce disappointments.
To order, The public can order by phone or email . . . for reference on one page you have a reference to place your order.
Download Caladium Flier 2014-15 vs 2
from Nancy Lindsay at 281 499-2047 or email Nancy,
or Mary Chan at 281 437-7179 or email Mary
--or any Garden Club member. Chair is Barbara Thompson (281 835-9888)
Pre-order before Halloween, because orders after October 31 are filled first come first serve. For the past seven years we ran out of some varieties within the first week of arrival and could not fill orders or had to substitute colors because open stock quantities are limited.
To see why we say "lasting summer color" see pictures in a variety of harsh growing conditions including drought, heavy rain and high heat,humidity, low rain. We've been documenting some extreme and historical weather extremes, click here for the "rest of the story."
Since our grower cannot guarantee his crop, variety substitutions of a color are occasionally required.
Sorry. We only provide distribution to the Greater Houston, Texas, USA area. We are located SW of Houston in East Fort Bend County in Missouri City, near Beltway 8 and HWY 90A (South Main Street in Houston) or Highway 6 South near University and Murphy Road (FM 1092).
Free Caladium Planting Guide. Download Planting Caladium Bulbs pictures
For Quail Valley Garden Club Members, you can download the order form to fill your orders.
Download Caladium Order Form 2014.5
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