Aristolochia macrophylla

Dutchman’s Pipevine

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Plant Description

Dutchman's pipevine is common in moist southern Appalachian hardwood forests in coves and along stream banks easily twining 20 to 30 feet high. It has been popular as a porch screening plant for ages because it is fast growing, has large heart shaped leaves, and has interesting little flowers. The two inch pale brownish purple flowers are pipe-shaped or s-shaped with a widely flaring triangular "mouth" perfect for catching careless flies. The curious looking early summer flowers are borne sparsely among the wide leaves. Try it on a trellis for screening or let it ramble among shrubs and trees. Pipevine likes good moist soil and can take either shade or sun. It is also the host plant for the pipevine swallowtail butterfly. Interesting black butterfly caterpillars feed on leaves of Dutchman's pipevine and become poisonous to predators. Adult butterflies are a beautiful black and blue.


Butterfly Plant

Native Plant

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow

Plant Type

Perennial, Vine

Light Exposure

Half and half, Mostly shady, Full shade

Soil Condition

Organic, Average


Moisture Tolerance

Moist, Moderately moist




36 or taller

Flower Color

Green Brown, Purple, Tan




Bloom Time

Early summer

Typical Height





4, 5, 6, 7, 8