Lance Leaved Caladiums are varieties with ruffled, elongated, heart shaped leaves that are typically between 13” and 17” in height depending on the variety and growing conditions. The plant height and leaf size are determined by the variety, with some varieties being larger or taller than others. Lance leaved caladiums are ideal in landscaping as borders, mass plantings, spots of color and in containers. They are typically shorter and smaller than fancy leaved varieties.
• Lance varieties are ideal for use in hanging baskets. These shorter varieties tend to fill the pot and drape beautifully over the edges.
• Using white and light-colored varieties in deeply shaded areas and against dark green shrubs and plantings helps to illuminate and brighten the area.
• Pairing these shorter varieties in front of the taller fancy leaved varieties in borders and mass plantings can be stunning.
• Putting a few tall variety fancy leaved bulbs in the center of a large container and then surrounding them with a shorter lance leaved variety makes a spectacular showing amongst your plantings or on a porch or walkway.