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Check out these catchy new caladium cultivars, courtesy of UF/IFAS

Brad BuckFebruary 7th, 2024‘Pinky Swear,’ ‘Wonderland’ and ‘Salsa.’ Those are the catchy names of the three new caladium varieties released by University of Florida researchers. The first, ‘Pinky Swear’ is already available at a nursery near you. So is ‘Salsa.’ ‘Wonderland’ should be ready to purchase next year. So, who coined the names of these new cultivars? In […]

UF working to expand your options for decorative holiday plants

Brad BuckNovember 9th, 2023When you think of decorative holiday plants, you might buy traditional poinsettias. But have you ever considered a caladium at Christmas? University of Florida scientists want to add caladiums, known for their beautiful foliage, as an option for seasonal occasions. That’s music to Bob Hartman’s ears. Hartman runs Classic Caladiums LLC, a nursery in Avon […]

Say ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ with a plant – maybe even one bred by UF/IFAS

Brad BuckApril 25th, 2023Making mom breakfast or taking her out for lunch for Mother’s Day (May 14) are both nice gestures. But if you want something that lasts long and looks good, try giving her a plant, say University of Florida experts. “A beautiful live plant will live much longer than cut flowers, so she can tend to […]

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