When to Plant Elephant Ears in Pennsylvania

Caladium, also known as "elephant ear," are tropical annuals that grow best in soil temperatures between 70 to 80 degrees. Plant tubers or seedlings in late May after the chance of frost has passed. Check the USDA Hardiness Map to determine when frost has passed for your particular growing zone.

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Bobbi Keffer attended Kent State University, studying education but soon found her true love to be in the garden. She prides herself on her frugal skills, re-using, recycling, and re-inventing her whimsical style in her home and garden.