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Clerodendrum thomsoniae variegata
(Variegated Bleeding Heart Vine)

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Life: Perennial

Size: 8-12'

Light: Full to Partial Sun

Water: Moderately Moist, Well Drained

Soil: Fertile, Acidic to Neutral Sandy Loam to Clay Loam

An outstanding climbing vine with green foliage variegated with chartreuse or cream and beautiful, interesting flowers that attract butterflies and hummingbirds from spring until fall. The blooms are red with heart-shaped white sepals, creating the visual effect of "bleeding hearts". Though they are a tropical vine, they are often root-hardy in Houston if given a heavy mulching to protect the roots in winter. Bring potted plants indoors before a freeze.