Clerodendrum thomsoniae – Bleeding Heart Vine – Glory Bower (4″ pot)


This is a hardy tropical vine that can also be trained as a shrub. It can be grown in full sun or bright shade. It has handsome dark green foliage and produces beautiful red flowers that emerge from white bracts. The flowers look like little red hearts.

Ships in 4″ pot. Might ship pruned back. Does not come with flowers, but is mature to bloom!

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Bleeding Heart has been one of our best selling vines for many years. It produces tons of flowers during their blooming season and can be trimmed to just about any desirable size. Flowers can be seen sporadically year round in warm climates, but if you trim at the right time, you will see many blooms in the fall and spring.

This vine also has beautiful dark green foliage. It grows well in shade or sun. Grow it in the shade for nicer foliage or grow it in the sun for maximum flowers. A good trim is recommended, flowers sprout on new growth. Cut back by mid August for flowers in the fall and cut back in Jan to see a ton of flowers in the spring. You should provide a structure for it to climb on or keep it trimmed as a shrub. This is a tropical vine. Do not confuse it with Dicentras known as bleeding heart up north. It is a completely different plant.

FAMILY : Verbenaceae
ORIGIN : West Africa
MATURE SIZE : medium size vine
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS : light shade to full sun
MIN. TEMP. : high 20’s
FLOWER : sporadic throughout the year, heaviest in fall and spring if you trim in mid Aug and Jan

It is normal for bleeding hearts to have some spots on the leaves in the winter due to being grown outside year round at our nursery.

Additional information

Weight 1.5 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 6 × 37 in
Gardino Nursery