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Clerodendrum thomsoniae

Bleeding Heart Glorybower
Verbenaceae
Evergreen, Vines

CLERODENDRUM

Diverse group of plants grown for big clusters of showy, brightly colored flowers that are fragrant in some species. Bloom comes on current season’s growth. Provide support for climbing species. Grow in well-drained soil. Good greenhouse plants in areas beyond their hardiness limits.

Clerodendrum thomsoniae

Protected spots in frost-free zones, or indoor/outdoor potted plant. Native to West Africa. Restrained and mannerly growth to no more than 12 ft. Distinctly ribbed, oval, shiny dark green leaves, 4–7 in. long. Blooms from summer to fall, bearing flattish, 5-in. clusters of up to 20 flowers. White calyxes reminiscent of paper lanterns surround scarlet flowers, giving a striking two-tone contrast. Use it on sheltered patio walls or arbor posts. Grows well in large containers; move it to a frost-free shelter in winter.

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