The Clerodendrum thomsoniae, commonly called Bleeding Heart Vine, produces bushy vines with delicate white, balloon-like flowers topped with bright crimson and dark green leaves. These long-lasting blooms provide nectar for hummingbird gardens all summer long. Bleeding Heart Vine is an enthusiastic grower that will reach 3 to 5 feet when grown as an annual in containers. It can also be pruned back for a bushier look, allowed to ramble up a trellis, or trail from a hanging basket.
Common Names: glory bower
Bleeding Heart Companion Plants: Astible, Brunnera, Ferns, Helleborus, Hosta, Tiarella
Bleeding Heart Vine Care Instructions: It does best with consistently moist, well-drained soil with regular applications of fertilizer. If grown as an annual in containers or hanging baskets, no trimming is needed, simply deadhead the spent flowers. If grown as a perennial in zones 10/11, provide a climbing support, fertilize in spring, summer, and fall, and trim the plant back by half after flowering.