Caladium Cultivars ‘Pink Panther’ and ‘Crimson Skye’
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new variety
new cultivar
sunburn tolerance
nursery plant
ornamental aroid


How to Cite

Deng, Zhanao, Natalia Peres, and Johan Desaeger. 2021. “Caladium Cultivars ‘Pink Panther’ and ‘Crimson Skye’: ENH1347/EP611, 11/2021”. EDIS 2021 (6).


Caladium is an ornamental aroid valued for its variably shaped bright foliage. Two new lance-leaved cultivars, ‘Pink Panther’ and ‘Crimson Skye’, were released in 2020 by the UF/IFAS caladium breeding program to meet the need for more lance-leaved cultivars. This new 9-page article is prepared for growers who are interested in growing caladium as a horticultural crop and for greenhouse or nursery growers who are interested in producing potted caladium plants.
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