Hello friends and welcome to Garden bloggers' bloom day this windy month of February. I have the Clerodendrum splendens or the flaming glory bower blooming in my garden. With its red and hint of white flowers and heart shaped leaves I consider it a perfect Valentines plant. And a belated Valentines day to all. There over four hundred species of Clerodenrums, this one is a native to Western Africa. It is found in most tropical climates and as far north of central Florida. It is sometimes mistaken for its' cousin the Pagoda flower or the Clerodenrum paniculatum. Like most beautiful Clerodenrums, they are invasive and must be controlled. It is easily propagated by root suckers, seed and softwood cuttings. To see what is blooming in other gardens around the world please take a stroll over to Maydreams gardens.