white queen caladiums
have i mentioned lately how much i enjoy the wonderful summer foliage of caladiums? truly... what other plant in florida can give so much bang for the buck in a garden? this is the time of year when all the annuals i planted in february and march have to be cut back due to thier scraggly, leggy appearance, not to mention they are withering from the sun-scorching days.
carolyn wharton and miss muffet caladiums
when planted from bulbs, these multi-colored, maintenance free, summer bloomers will last through at least the month of august and sometimes through september. if not for caladiums my yard would be begging for color in july and august.
june bride and jackie suthers in foreground
every year i purchase the usual suspects... my all-time favs of white queen and miss muffets. in addition i usually try something new. this year it was carolyn whartons and june bride. i am newly in love with the carolyn whartons and will likely re-purchase next year. the june bride has added some height to the all-white bed with jackie suthers but they have turned out to be a little too tall for my liking. i'm not complaining at all though about the splendid display they are giving me on one of my side-yard beds.
miss muffet in foreground; white queen in pots
do you have a favorite caladium or plant you particularly love for the summer in florida... or anywhere for that matter?