I posted this over on the 'Gardening in Texas' forum, but thought that you might enjoy it also. This vine was very lush last year with only a few blooms. This year in eary March, I pruned it real hard.
Oh that is SO pretty! I bet it isn't hardy to my zone though, is it?
alys, probably not. It is only hardy to 30 deg., although this one saw 28 deg. this winter.
I'm green with envy! Clerodendrom T. is one of my favorite flowering vines, I've only seen them as house plants never in a garden on a trellis, gorgeous!!
chazparas, it seems to be real happy. Last year it completely covered the trellis, which is 8'X15' high, but only bloomed sporadically. I think the hard pruning brought it to life.
Yes Jim, that's a BIG no! We get under zero here sometimes. Heck, we hit 20 just a couple weeks ago, although that was a fluke. I'm jealous! It's really lovely!
That's beautiful! I have 2 C. thomsoniae's, a solid and a variegated but I have to keep them in containers. I'd love to be able to leave them in the ground and allow them to grow on a fence like that. Yours is the prettiest one I've ever seen.
Can you please tell me the basic care for this vine? This thread has helped to identify a vine of mine. The leaves and flower shape look similar. However, does it come in red/purple too? Thanks
It does come in a red & lavender form. If you will read all the comments listed on the attached link, you should find some good information on care for the Bleeding Heart vine as a potted plant. Also if you'll check the photos, there are several pictures of the form you describe. Hope this helps.
Here is a link that might be useful: Bleeding Heart vine
The purple/red variety is called Clerodendron x speciosa and is a cross between the thomsoniae and the splendens. I have mine in full sun and allow it to dry between waterings. I usually feed it once a month. For some reason that one grows much bigger than either of my thomsoniae's. I love all the clerodendrons. There are so many varieties and some look absolutely nothing alike. My favorite is the C. ugandense
Karyn, I have several clerodendrums and think my favorite is the Musical Notes.
Here is a link that might be useful: Musical Notes
I have a bleeding hear planted in the ground. We had a very cold winter for zone 8...no trees for protection.I did cover it with a blanket though. My heart looks dead and all the "vines" are dead. What are my chances of it coming back from the roots? This is a very sentimental plant to me, it was my mothers...HELP!
Clerodendrum Thomsoniae is listed as hardy to zones 9-12. If you had a cold winter (even with a blanket), it's probably not likely to make it. :(