Bleeding Heart Vine (Clerodendrum thomsoniae)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 10 feet to 15 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Semi-evergreen
Malodorous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Red and white
Other: Crimson Red Petals with White Calyces.
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: Sporadically year-round but most prolific during the warm months.
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Tip
Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Garden Tours:  LarryR, Larry RettigGarden Tours: LarryR, Larry Rettig
December 3, 2011

It's to Iowa we travel this week, to visit the gardens of Larry Rettig and his wife, Wilma. I've been fortunate, I met Larry's Amana Colonies garden face to face earlier this year. I wandered those garden paths for days and every day I found something new. Let's take a look at these unbelievably beautiful Iowa gardens.

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Posted by terrafirma (Jacksonville, Fl. - Zone 9a) on Aug 22, 2014 1:07 PM

This is an evergreen vining shrub in most protected spots in the south. It can be used as a indoor/outdoor container plant elsewhere. The leaves are distinctly ribbed, oval in shape, about 4 - 7 inches in length. Flat clusters of scarlet-red, inch-size "tubes" surrounded by white calyxes to about 5 inches wide, bloom in the late summer to fall. It needs a support for twining, and it can reach a height of about 6 - 8 ft. if not trimmed. It does best in a rich, well draining soil, in partial shade, and will take well to pruning immediately after flowering.

Native to West Africa

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