Common name: Bleeding Heart Vine, Bleeding Glory Bower, Bag Flower
Botanical name: Clerodendrum thomsoniae Family: Verbenaceae (verbena family)
Related to the beauty-berry bush and lantana, this vine is powerful in color.
The white calyx's and scarlet flowers would make even the most drab
tree glorious. They bloom sporadically Spring through Fall with the heaviest
concentration of bloom in the Summer.
It holds itself by wrapping around any support it can reach, so once started,
further training is not needed. It is often grown in pots as a standalone
plant. It originates from West Africa. It will be
damaged when temperatures drop into twenties. It prefers good soil and
drainage and seems to do its best with morning light. Clerodendrum thomsoniae
can withstand pretty dry growing conditions.