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Caladium bicolor

 
Caladium bicolor
This one looks like 'Frieda Hemple'
angel wings
This one resembles 'Candyland'
Caladium bicolor
'Florida Calypso'?

Common name angel wings
Family araceae
Life cycle tender perennial (Z9-11)
Size 12-24"
Light part-full shade

Fancy-leaved foliage plant. Just like with hostas, hundreds of varieties with different leaf shapes and color combinations have been bred and are offered for sale. Ours came without cultivar names; I found some popular cultivars that resemble some of our varieties, so I'll tentatively identify them with those names. In our climate we probably should dig the tubers in the winter for storage, but since we don't really have a good place to store them, I may just hope that they stay alive in place, with some mulch coverage.

angel wings
Unnamed cultivar

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: houston back yard

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