Florida Red Ruffles is a red Lance Leaf caladium variety. These shade to full sun loving caladium bulbs or tubers are great for adding easy color to your late spring and summer plantings. Red Ruffles is considered short in height (1 ft). Florida Cardinal, is a variety that was developed by the University of Florida to be able to withstand Florida’s extreme summer sun and heat. Florida Red Ruffles caladium bulbs are tropical foliage plants that are easy to grow in landscaping, pots and planters. Florida Red Ruffles is aptly named. These caladiums have shiny, red, ruffly, elongated leaves with a narrow green border. They look beautiful and add texture and color in front of taller contrasting caladiums or foliage and in hanging baskets. 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.