Bleeding Heart VineWednesday, May 20, 2009
Since I started blogging about plants, I have been more aware of gardens with beautiful flowers. My desire to grow some flowers plants has grown as well. So I visited a few nurseries recently to look for red, purple, blue, pink or white flower plants that can withstand the heat and sunlight to add to my garden.
One plant that caught my attention was the Bleeding Heart Vine while I was at Caines Nursery. This is a tropical shrub and not the Dicentra species that I have adored for a long time :-(
Clerodendrum Thomsoniae, or commonly known as Bleeding Heart Vine, has flowers in clusters of red corolla and white calyx. The leaves are glossy deep green. It is a plant that can be grown in a hanging basket and in a pot to let it climb. It is an attractive twining vine!
I had wanted to get it but I changed my mind as I would prefer to buy 'young' plants (cheaper too!) to grow and not a grown plant like that. What do you look for when you visit a nursery?
And do you have any flower plant to recommend? I am looking for tropical flower plants (other than orchids) that love the sun and heat, do not take up much space and can be grown in container.