Freida Hemple is a red Fancy Leaf caladium variety. These shade to partial sun loving caladium bulbs or tubers are great for adding easy color to your late spring and summer plantings. Freida Hemple is an old, very hearty caladium variety that is considered medium in height (1.5 ft). Freida Hemple caladium bulbs are tropical foliage plants that are easy to grow in landscaping, pots and planters. Freida Hemple caladiums have medium sized leaves with a deep red center, red veins and a green margin. Caladium bulbs originated in the Amazon Basin, which is why they require and thrive in the warm summer day and night temperatures. Caladiums are from the Araceae family and mix well with other annuals, Hosta’s, ferns, and foliage.