Clerodendrum thomsoniae is a species of the genus Clerodendrum, of the family Lamiaceae. It will wrap its dark green tendrils around a trellis, fence, or other support.
This sub-tropical vine will grow best in semi-shade and does best in well-drained soil. If you have the room, this vine can get about 15 feet tall and wide. Beautiful clusters of blooms, which can bloom several times a year, comes in colors of reddish-purple, white-red, or light lavender.
A bonus is it attracts, birds, bees, and butterflies.
It’s currently in bloom in the Quiet Garden at Sarasota Garden Club, located at 1131 Boulevard of the Arts.
Submitted by Kay Weber, Botanical Gardens Chair, Sarasota Garden Club