Tropicalismo Shade Collection

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Our Tropicalismo Shade Collection will transform your garden with rich, textural, foliage. Layers of Caladiums and Elephant Ears foliage feature tropical greens with white and pink highlights, creating a lush display in gardens or containers. Plant this easy-to-grow collection as a backdrop for bright flowers, or create a living wall that will transport you to the tropics. Collection of 8 bulbs.
Zones 3 - 10
Easy To Grow
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Good For Containers
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Bloom TimeFoliage plant all season
Item Package SizeCollection of 8

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information

The Tropicalismo Shade Collection will add layers of lush foliage to your gardens or containers for a modern, dramatic landscape. In the front, plant bright ‘Candidum’ Caladium, with green and white heart-shaped leaves (12-24” tall). Next, plant the gorgeous ‘Tapestry’ Caladium with vibrant pink veins and cream-colored centers on deep green leaves. (24-36” tall). In your third row, add a layer of depth with dramatic ‘Black Magic’ Elephant Ear’s purple-black leaves, which look velvety from a distance (36-48” tall). In the tallest row, classic Elephant Ear’s statuesque leaves and bright-green coloring complete the picture (36-60" tall).

The Tropicalismo Shade Collection is an easy, affordable way to create a large planting with major impact. These plants on their own can create a living wall, privacy screen, or a backdrop to make your bright flower bulbs and perennial plants really stand out. An excellent grouping for containers, patios, and balconies. Caladiums are beautiful natives of South American rainforests. With their brilliant colors and fascinating patterned leaves, they’ve become favorites for shaded areas. Elephant Ears are also a highlight in any garden, and very easy to grow and care for. Collection of 8 bulbs.

Our Tropicalismo Shade Collection is roughly  4' x 7.5' and contains 8 bulbs:

1. 'Candidum' Caladium - Bag of 3 bulbs
2. 'Tapestry' Caladium - Bag of 3 bulbs
3. 'Black Magic' Elephant Ear - 1 bulb
4. Elephant Ear - 1 bulb

*Not all plants will be in bloom at the same time, as depicted on the illustration. Plants are subject to change due to availability. If we make substitutions, we feature plants with similar attributes suitable to the garden/collection design.

More Information
Common Name
Elephant Ear & Caladium
Botanical Name
Colocasia & Caladium
Item Package Size
Collection of 8
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Bloom Time
Foliage plant all season
Soil Type
Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Easy To Grow, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Good For Containers
Additional Information
Perennial in zones 8-10. Annual in zones 3-7.
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Item Unit
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals
Skin and eye irritant. All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested. Toxic to dog and cats.
Neonicotinoid Free
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada

No longer available this season.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Plant Information’ section describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment and all items are shipping to the same address, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

Shipping Rates

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US Shipping Charges

Merchandise Total Shipping
Up to $4.99$7.99
$5 to $399.99$7.99 + 6% Merchandise Total
$400 and Over8% Merchandise Total

Canadian Shipping Charges

Merchandise Shipping
Up to $24.99$14.95
$25 to $49.99$19.95
$50 to $74.99$24.95
$75 to $99.99$29.95
$100 and Over$39.95

If your order requires more than one shipment and all items are shipping to the same address, there is no additional shipping charge. If you have any questions, please call us at (877) 309-7333.

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