Cover a fence, pergola, or trellis with this moderate to fast-growing vine. The plant tends to grow at a faster clip in South Florida, whereas it is more of an average grower in North Florida. This gorgeous vine has moderately dense green foliage and produces racemes of white heart-shaped bracts with red flowers in the center. This plant can take a variety of light exposures ranging from direct light to partial shade. If the plant is in partial shade, though, it will produce more leaves but fewer flowers.
When planting, amend the soil with topsoil, composted manure, and organic peat. This fertile soil will encourage root health, growth, and bountiful flower production. Trim the plant throughout the season to help keep its desired shape. Water daily when planted until it becomes established in the garden. Water as needed after that, especially during the hot days of summer. The bleeding heart vine should be fertilized about three times a year starting in the spring. Use a fertilizer for blooming plants to help maximize flower production.
Note: These plants are grown for decorative purposes and are not intended for human or animal consumption
Outstanding Features: Moderate to fast-grower, attractive flowers
Bleeding Heart Vine
White, pink and red
Water daily until established then water as needed.
10 and above
Feed during the growing season with a fertilizer for blooming plants
Full sun with some partial shade
12 feet tall and about 15 feet wide
In zones 9 and lower, use as a container plant or as an annual in the landscape
Foxtail fern, thryallis, clusia