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Fl_gardener77
Melbourne, FL

March 9, 2013
12:07 PM

Post #9443917

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

thanks so much!
jackie

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KayJones
Panama City Beach, FL
(Zone 8b)

March 9, 2013
12:19 PM

Post #9443930

Clerodendron thomsoniae.
tlm1
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 9, 2013
1:14 PM

Post #9443975

Ditto…aka. Bleeding Heart Vine
BonnieGardens
Clermont, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 9, 2013
1:48 PM

Post #9444022

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.

coastalzonepush
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9b)

March 14, 2013
7:46 PM

Post #9449745

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!
amygirl
Miami, FL

March 19, 2013
2:44 AM

Post #9454360

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.

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