Cherry Tart™ Caladium Bulbs

Cherry Tart™ Caladium Bulbs

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Sassy pink on a compact habit
SKU 35253-PK-5
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Bulb Pack Size
Pack of 5
  • Buy 3 for $29.95 each and save 9%
Key Characteristics
Zone

10 - 11

Mature Height

14 IN

Mature Width

19 IN

Sun / Shade

Full Sun, Part Shade, Shade

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy, Poor

Description / Cherry Tart™ Caladium Bulbs

Caladium Cherry Tart™ is a tender perennial (Zones 10-12), grown for its dramatic, long-lasting foliage that adds color and texture to the garden, summer into fall. A lance leaved variety, commonly called angel wings, Cherry Tart is dense with broadly cordate leaves on slender, upright stalks. The dazzling bright red leaves have an undulating, broad green margin.

Caladium Cherry Tart has a compact mounding habit. Shown to best effect when grouped or massed, caladiums add beautiful color and texture to beds, borders, hanging baskets, and containers. They are also an excellent option for underplanting, and the bulbs can be forced and grown indoors as a houseplant.

Extremely easy to grow and low maintenance, caladiums are tropical plants that thrive in warm temperatures with high humidity. They grow best in shady to dappled sun locations with fertile, organically rich, consistently moist, well-draining soil, having an acidic pH but tolerate a wide range of soils. Caladiums require little maintenance but benefit from monthly fertilization. Cherry Tart is quite sun tolerant, thriving in full sun, especially in northern climates.

Cherry Tart was released in April 2011 by the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. In replicated field and greenhouse trials, tuber yield and pot plant quality were comparable or superior to 'Florida Red Ruffles' and 'Florida Sweetheart', currently the most popular red lance-leaved commercial variety and the most popular lance-leaved variety, respectively.

Product Details

Item Form Bulb
Bulb Pack Size Pack of 5
Genus Caladium
Species ×hortulanum
Variety 'UF 44-4'
PPAF PP24680
Product Classification Bulbs
Habit Mound-shaped
USDA Zone Low 10
USDA Zone High 11
Sun / Shade Full Sun, Part Shade, Shade
Foliage Color Medium Green, Pink, Red, Variegated
Characteristics Easy Care Plants, Variegated
Uses Baskets, Beds, Border, Containers, Fall Color, Foliage Interest, Houseplant, Outdoor
Zone 10, 11
State Shipping Restrictions GU, PR, VI

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