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Create a color perfect garden. One cannot help but feel energized and happy when entering a colorful spring garden, ready to explore the smells, sounds and colors. One of the first steps in garden planning is to determine what color or colors to use to best fit your personality and set the mood for your outdoor spaces. Colors opposite of each other on color wheel compliment, while colors next to each other are more contrasting. One way to create a unified garden is to use colors sparingly, creating so called color echoes throughout the garden. When choosing color, consider the overall effect you seek. Some colors pair well together while others may vibrate or add tension. Some colors make spaces look smaller and some larger. In the end, it's all about the colors you love and the space you want to create.
About this Variety
White in the garden helps create a sense of peace and order, lending a cooling effect at the height of summer. Color Your Garden White Collection consists of: 6 Caladium White Christmas, 1 Elephant Ear White Lava and 5 Tuberose.
- Bright, crisp and beautiful summer color
- Easy to grow
- Tuberoses are excellent for bouquets and cut flower arrangements
- Grows well in containers, garden beds and borders
Full Sun to Partial Shade - Elephant Ears & Tuberoses
Partial Shade to Full Shade - Caladiums
Summer with Foliage Summer to Fall
Caladium White Christmas grows 18-24" tall
Elephant Ear Mojito grows 36-60" tall
Tuberose grows 18-36" tall
Plant Caladiums 2-3" deep, 4-6" apart
Plant Elephant Ears 2-4" deep, 18-24" apart
Plant Tuberoses 2-3" deep, 6-8" apart
Grow Caladiums as Perennials in zones 9-11. Grow as Annuals elsewhere.
Grow Elephant Ears as Perennials in zones 8-10. Grow as Annuals elsewhere.
Grow Tuberoses as Perennials in zones 8-11. Grow as Annuals elsewhere.
Plant in the spring after all danger of frost has passed. Elephant Ears & Tuberoses prefer full sun to partially shaded locations. Caladiums prefer partial shade to full shade. The ideal soil is rich and porous and drains well, yet still holds enough water for the roots. If your soil is heavy clay and drains slowly, or very sandy and does not hold water, add organic soil amendments like peat moss or ground bark. Spread a 3-4 inch layer of soil amendment if needed and incorporate into the soil to a depth of 10 inches. Plant according to depth and spacing noted. Cover with soil. When planting a large number of bulbs or roots in one bed, excavate the entire area to the recommended depth, work fertilizer into the bottom of the trench, set out bulbs or roots and then cover all at once. Water thoroughly at planting. While actively growing, water frequently and thoroughly so that water will reach roots. Mulch to keep the soil cool and to prevent the soil from drying out.
Newly planted bulbs and roots need extra moisture once growth appears during their first year in the garden to ensure they form a solid root system.