Today's bloom is Bleeding Heart Vine 'Delectum' (Clerodendrum thomsoniae)

Bloom of the Day for May 11th, 2011:

Type of plant: Vines and Climbers

Bloom color: Red, White/Near White

Bloom time of year: Late Spring/Early Summer

Sun requirements: Sun to Partial Shade

Cold hardiness: Zone 10a to Zone 11

Height: 10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing: 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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marti001 wrote:
Great picture!! I love the way you caught the beauty of this plant. It looks like you could touch it and smell it. Thank you for the introduction to a very beautiful vine.

Razaak wrote:
I am afraid, this is not Clerodendrum Thomsoniae but Clerodendrum Speciosum. Clerodendrum Thomsoniae picture added by 01_william is here.

marti001 wrote:
Checked out pictures and information on both. Love them both, but can't grow them here due to cold and I don't have a big enough house or greenhouse to over winter them. If I did, I would be begging for cuttings. :(

htop wrote:
marti001, thnk you for your nice comments. I sure wish that you could grow them there! I lost my Clerodendrum thomsoniae last winter which was unusually cold here. I sure miss it. Razaak, I had a Clerodendrum thomsoniae also. However, this plant is also sold here as Clerodendrum thomsoniae "Delectum", C. speciosum, C. delectum, C. phillippinum, and C. balfouri. I will check further to determi

PlayNDirt wrote:
htop, I bet you are where I got my vine! Here's a picture of it blooming in my yard on 4/15/11