Help with identity...

Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by nubin68, Jun 15, 2004.

  1. nubin68

    nubin68 Member

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    Purchased a plant at farmers mkt. today & was told it was a bleeding heart. After research I don't believe so....2-4 ft tall...vinelike & instead of fern(fingered) leaves like bleeding hearts..it has leaves more like a fuchsia maybe a bit larger. The blooms are two parts, small, hang upside down like bleeding heart but the top half is white (boxed shaped like japanese lantern bloom) & bottem half is red. The blooms also do not grow along the stem like bleeding hearts but more clustery. I'm located in SW US...Georgia. Thank You in advance for any assistance....it's greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    This sounds like "bleeding heart vine", or "bleeding heart glorybower", Clerodendrum thomsoniae.

    Check:

    Clerodendrum thomsoniae from the greenhouses at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks
     
  3. nubin68

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    Bingo

    Thank you for your help...that is my plant. I wish I'd found this site earlier in the day.
     

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