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Q.Plant New Caladium Bulbs In Early August – Lower Zone 5 Or Wait Till Next Year?

Zone 64134 | MrsA added on August 3, 2020 | Answered

I can plant them as recommended and add extra mulch. New at this. Our night temperatures are above 70 for a few weeks.

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Answered on August 5, 2020

You won't have time for them to grow and store energy before you have to dig them up for the winter, if you plant them now.

These plants are only suited for outdoor beds in zones 9 and up. They will not survive winter, in-ground, in your area.

Alternatively, you can plant them in container, and grow them indoors over winter. Then you can plant them out in spring, next year.

Here are some articles that will help:



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