Can I Leave Caladiums Among Tulips And Daffodils?

Q: I have an area where I want to put caladiums amongst tulips and daffodils. Can I leave them in the ground all year and expect a nice show? 

A: Caladiums rarely survive winter cold in the ground outdoors. I know gardeners who dig them each fall and store them in a warm, dry place for winter but my experience is that stored caladiums don’t put out many leaves until mid-June. You’ll get more leaves sooner by planting caladium corms when the ground is warm in early May. Caladiums like regular fertilization. Feed every six weeks with landscape fertilizer.

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