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Caladium Lance Whorton

Caladium Lance Whorton

An amazing foliage plant that adds splashes on bold, brilliant color to sunny sites, shady spaces and everywhere in between. Distinctive, large, crimson leaves feature splashes of snowy white and are edged in a rich green border. The sturdy plant grows to 12-18" tall, ideal for tucking into darkened corners or between shrubs where the bright hues may lighten up the area. Caladium also makes an outstanding container variety, adding plenty of texture and color to mixed displays. We like Lance Whorton in front borders, along walkways or even as a ground cover planting. Leaves grow to 8" long and have a lightly frilled habit.
  • Hardiness Zones 9-10
  • Mature Height 12 - 18 inches
  • Bloom Time Jul-frost
  • Light Requirements Full Sun, Full Shade, Half Sun / Half Shade
  • Deer Resistant
  • Container Friendly

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Botanical Name: Caladium 'Lance Whorton'

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  • Restricted States US:

    AE AK GU HI PR VI
  • Botanical Name :

    Caladium 'Lance Whorton'
  • Size :

    2 1/2"-3 1/2"
  • Suggested Uses:

    Borders, Container Gardening, Ground Cover, Indoor, Shade Garden
  • Flower Form :

    Rarely seen, not showy.
  • Foliage Type :

    Heart-shaped leaves, approx 8" in length.
  • Mature Spread :

    15 - 18 inches
  • Spacing:

    24 - 30 inches

Growing Tips

  • Planting Instructions :

    Plant the tuber just below the surface of the soil and keep moist until it is established. Do not plant outdoors until the soil is warm (suitable for planting corn).
  • Soil Moisture :

    Rich soil with plenty of organic matter. Soil must be moist throughout the growing season. Will accept wet soil conditions after it begins growth.
  • Will Tolerate :

    Acidic Soil, Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
  • Pruning Instructions :

    No pruning necessary. Remove old leaves when they turn yellow to keep plant tidy.
  • Winter Care :

    Dig up before frost arrives and store frost-free or, when planted in pots, bring pots indoors and keep them in a conservatory or warm sun porch.
  • Planting Depth :

    Just below the surface of the soil
  • Watering Requirements :

    Soil must be moist throughout the growing season.
  • Fertilization Requirements :

    At planting time and in midsummer

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K. van Bourgondien times its shipments from Holland so that bulbs arrive at the proper planting time (depending on climatic conditions) for each area of North America.

We take advance reservations, and then just as soon as the crops are harvested, our staff of K. van Bourgondien experts makes an on-the-spot selection of the finest bulbs available to fill those reservations.

We will pack and ship your order based on the following schedules.


       Spring 2020 Shipping Schedule

  • Bulbs and Perennials
    Zones First Ship Date Last Order Date
    3-4 May 4, 2020 June 1, 2020
    5A March 30, 2020 June 1, 2020
    5B March 2, 2020 June 1, 2020
    6A March 9, 2020 June 1, 2020
    6B March 2, 2020 June 1, 2020
    7 February 24, 2020 June 1, 2020
    8-10 February 10, 2020 May 11, 2020


  • Tropicals (Elephant Ears and Crinum)
    Zones First Ship Date Last Order Date
    3-6 April 27, 2020 June 1, 2020
    7-10 March 30, 2020 June 1, 2020


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Orders for gift certificates will be shipped immediately.

Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship any plant items from late June through August. General merchandise will be shipped with your plant order.

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Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.


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