On Jan 13, 2013, gardenergal17 from Canton (Pro Football HOF City!), OH (Zone 6a) wrote:
These babies add serious wow factor to your shaded to part shaded gardens! When they started sprouting, I couldn't remember what they were because the sprouts are very unusual looking (at least to me, but it was my first experience with them), but when the leaves unfolded, they took my breath away!
On Oct 13, 2003, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:
San Antonio, Tx.
After much research on many differnt websites, I identified this caladium as "Red Flash". It has hardly any white and is a sturdy caladium. The neighborhood's roaming cats haven't demolished it yet! Because it is heavily mulched with spahgnum moss (the kind you top off container plantings to hide the dirt), I do not have to worry about watering it all the time during the hottest part of the summer. In 108 degree temperatures this summer, it never skipped a beat (although I did provide it a little extra water, naturally). It is still performing excellently in October. We haven't had any "cold spells" yet.
On Jul 22, 2003, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:
'Red Flash' is a medium-height Caladium, with pink/red center with white splotches and surrounded by a wide band of green border.
Caladiums can be potted up in early spring, and kept in the greenhouse to get an early start on spring growth, or directly planted once soil is warm and danger of frost is past. Regular watering will keep them growing all season.
Lift tubers in the fall, and store in moist, cool (but not cold) peat or other medium. Or can be treated as a warm-season annual.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Foley, Alabama Muscoy, California Bartow, Florida Lauderdale-by-the-sea, Florida Port Charlotte, Florida South Venice, Florida Suncoast Estates, Florida Umatilla, Florida Hawkinsville, Georgia Benton, Kentucky Canton, Ohio Yukon, Oklahoma Albany, Oregon East Norriton, Pennsylvania East Sumter, South Carolina Austin, Texas Fort Worth, Texas Richmond, Texas San Antonio, Texas