Caladiums (Caladium ×hortulanum Birdsey, Araceae Juss.) are ornamental aroids commonly used as container and landscape plants (Evans et al., 1992; Harbaugh and Tjia, 1985). They are valued for bright colorful leaves and low-maintenance requirements. Pink caladiums have been very popular (Evans et al., 1992). Developing new pink cultivars has become an important breeding objective for the University of Florida/IFAS caladium breeding program. ‘Summer Pink’ is a new fancy-leaved cultivar with novel leaf coloration, a bright pink leaf face and veins on a white background (Fig. 1), and is desirable for use in large containers and shady locations in the landscape. In replicated field and greenhouse trials, ‘Summer Pink’ performed comparably or better than ‘Fannie Munson’ and ‘White Queen’, two very popular commercial caladium cultivars (Bell et al., 1998; Deng et al., 2008).
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