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Fannie Munson Caladium

Caladium 'Fannie Munson'

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Fannie Munson Caladium (Caladium 'Fannie Munson') at Roger's Gardens

Fannie Munson Caladium foliage

Fannie Munson Caladium foliage

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Fannie Munson Caladium (Caladium 'Fannie Munson') at Roger's Gardens

Fannie Munson Caladium foliage

Fannie Munson Caladium foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  24 inches

Spacing:  18 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  9b

Other Names:  Fanny Munson Caladium, Angel Wings


This stunning variety offers brilliant pink leaves dashed in white, with rose-pink veins, framed by olive green edges; larger habit makes it a wonderful shade landscape accent; a great container plant, indoors or out

Ornamental Features

Fannie Munson Caladium's attractive heart-shaped leaves emerge olive green in spring, turning pink in color with distinctive rose veins and tinges of white throughout the season on a plant with a mounded habit of growth.

Landscape Attributes

Fannie Munson Caladium is a dense herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other garden plants with finer foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Fannie Munson Caladium is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting
  • Hanging Baskets

Planting & Growing

Fannie Munson Caladium will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 18 inches apart. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by multiplication of the underground bulbs; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Fannie Munson Caladium is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. It can be used either as 'filler' or as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, depending on the height and form of the other plants used in the container planting. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

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Accent  Massing  Garden  Container  Basket 
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Ornamental Features