Red Bleeding Heart
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Red Bleeding Heart
ntroduced Photo: Tabish
Common name: Red Bleeding Heart, Java glory bean
Botanical name: Clerodendrum x speciosum    Family: Verbenaceae (Verbena family)

Red Bleeding Heart is an artificial hybrid of the Bleeding-Heart vine, producing ovate leaves and racemes of rosy-red flowers which fade to rosy-rust, and remain on the vine for some time. It is an evergreen, frost-tender shrub or climber up to around 3 m tall with heart-shaped, dark green, deeply-veined leaves. The plant blooms with clusters of glorious scarlet flowers surrounded by pink and scarlet calyxes and bracts. Red Bleeding Heart is popularly cultivated in NE India.

Identification credit: Tabish Photographed in Manipur

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