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Old 06-10-2010, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, USA
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They are of the Caladium family. A bag of 9 bulbs at Lowe's costs $3 to $4 although the package says $9.50.
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Old 06-10-2010, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Albemarle, NC
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They are of the Caladium family. A bag of 9 bulbs at Lowe's costs $3 to $4 although the package says $9.50.
In our zone, Lowe's has been sold out of them for weeks. In fact, they went to clearance (as I am assuming yours have by the price) the first week of May.
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Old 06-10-2010, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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I planted some last year in mid May, and they didn't even poke through the ground until mid to late June (zone 6 in Denver). So I dug up the bulbs and stored them for winter. This past March I put them in small pots and set them in a sunny window. They started growing almost immediately, then I put them in the ground about May 15th and they're doing very well and growing fast right now, so I'm definitely getting better and bigger plants for starting them indoors. Now I'm curious to see just how big they'll get since I started them early.
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Old 06-10-2010, 04:21 PM
 
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My caladiums are just really coming up now. Can't wait to see them full size.
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Old 06-10-2010, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Piedmont, AL
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I had planted one of the purple & green variety last winter, it came up fine last spring. We had an unusually cold winter with some snow, so everything really went dormant. This past winter I planted another purple & green variety, and two green ones. One of the green ones is now well over 2 feet tall with at least 12 leaves, the other green one is not even 1 foot tall yet, and they are planted in the same flower bed. The two purple ones have just started to come up and are about 4-5" tall. I guess you just have to wait. Until I saw the purple ones coming up, I thought for sure they died over the winter.
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