And again, we find the hybrid half-tones (the "violatres corolles") that des Esseintes later admires in the "striated, lightly violet fibers" and "tumescent leaves" of the Aurora Borealis variety of the Caladium
in A rebours.
In the caladium
trials, where the pest pressure was much higher than in the delphinium trial location, their grower cooperator also applied a soil treatment often used on caladiums
known as "Telone II" (1,3-dichloropropene).
If you are using fuchsias, ivy geraniums, lantanas, verbenas, coleus, dahlias, cannas, callas, red-leaved hibiscus, tuberous begonias, caladiums
, summer flowering bulbs like glad, and tender herbs like rosemary and lemon verbena in your landscape and wish to enjoy them another year, the time is at hand to lift and store or pot, take cuttings or divisions, and thus prepare for the weather that is coming.
Begonias, pansies, chrysanthemums, and caladiums
add seasonal accents.
Plant agapanthus, caladiums
, and tuberoses in light shade; put cannas and dahlias in sunny spots.
You will find all the usual tropicals grown for their flowers or foliage or both, and you will discover callas in a rainbow of colors, caladiums
from Thailand, three varieties of climbing lilies (Gloriosa), Peruvian daffodils (Hymenocallis with fragrance to die for), and of course scores of gladioli in short and tall, inexpensive enough to grow for display and cut for the house, in colors to fit any scheme.
A border of huge heart-shaped caladiums
surrounds the patio, dotted with pieces from Rubie's collection of antique watering cans.
Plant summer bulbs - agapanthus, caladiums
, and tuberoses in light shade, cannas and dahlias in sunny spots.
Were cannas, caladiums
, dahlias, glads, tuberous begonias or any other tropical plants that grow from tubers, tuberous roots, corms, bulbs or rhizomes a part of your garden this year?
While tulips are the biggest seller in fall, caladiums
are most popular in spring.
For bloom in late spring or summer, plant agapanthus, caladiums
, and tuberoses in light shade; cannas, dahlias, and zephyranthes in sunny spots.
Botanically, each of these storage structures is quite different, and if we were involved in propagating cannas, gladioli, dahlias, caladiums
, iris, or tuberous begonias, we would need to understand the limitations and potentials of each type of plant.