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Caladium 'Carolyn Whorton'

Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Caladium (ka-LAY-dee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Carolyn Whorton
Additional cultivar information: (aka Carolyn Wharton)

Synonym:Cyrtospadix bicolor
Synonym:Caladium x hortulanum
Synonym:Caladium bicolor

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3 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Partial to Full Shade

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive gabe9198 On Apr 22, 2005, gabe9198 from Houston, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

almost a guarantee to come up. it takes a couple of weeks from the time you see them until the time the leaves unfold. have to be careful not to trample or smash emerging shoots.

Positive kbads On Sep 14, 2004, kbads from Kirksville, MO (Zone 5a) wrote:

I planted these bulbs this spring, and was pleasantly suprised when they came up! It was basically my first attempt at planting bulbs. I put them in a big pot in the bright sun, watered the dickens out of them, and they have been gorgeous all summer! I hope to keep the bulbs over winter to enjoy them next year as well.

Positive Terry On Jul 22, 2003, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

'Carolyn Wharton' is mottled pink red veins and a green edge.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Bartow, Florida
Boynton Beach, Florida
Jacksonville, Florida
Niceville, Florida
Umatilla, Florida
Kirksville, Missouri
Southold, New York
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Memphis, Tennessee
Austin, Texas
Bulverde, Texas
Collinsville, Texas
Richmond, Texas
Spring, Texas
Penhook, Virginia

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