|OK so technically these aren't burnt orange flowers, but close enough. Go, Horns!|
You probably knew caladiums originally come from South and Central America. But did you know they've been in cultivation in Europe since the late 18th century? Take that, tulips! And did you also know that most of them found in these parts are bred in Lake Placid Florida? I had no idea.
Caladiums work in Texas in the summer. They are very heat tolerant, the newer types will handle at least some summer sunshine, and though caladiums aren't politically correct (not native! don't support pollinators!) or au courant in the least? Though along with crepe myrtles, mimosa trees, monkey grass and St. Augustine lawns they represent a mostly abandoned version of how Austin landscapes used to look?