PlantFiles is getting a new look! Just in time for spring, we're rolling out a new look for the best online plants database. It will also work with your smart phones and mobile devices, so now you can take it with you on garden center visits or botanical garden tours. Questions or comments? Please post them here.
I live in Melbourne and bought this plant, in a buying frenzy, at the FIT plant sale last week. Was told it was a bleeding heart, I now know it isn't...can anyone tell me:
a-what it is
b-how/where to grow it
Mine is growing in full son and wraps itself around a power pole and spreads like crazy. I didn't plant it there it just showed up a few years ago. Maybe was in another pot with something else I planted nearby.
i was this close to buying a 5gal bleeding heart from a nurseryman when he shot my offer down! not sure what made him, but he literally muttered "that one needs a trellis" and walked to another row of plants to show me.
i could have sworn he said "you don't want that" as well.
he also stopped me from buying any of his tibouchinas! so sad!
Actually bleeding heart vine does not require a trellis...you could keep it trimmed as a shrub! The botanical name is: Clerodendrum thomsoniae. I have a Petrea volubilis that I have kept without a trellis for many years.