Aristolochia macrophylla

Dutchman’s Pipevine

$ 14.95

Item #: 1016


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.

Characteristics

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

Size

quart

Height

36 or taller

Flower Color

Green Brown, Purple, Tan

 

 

 

Bloom Time

Late summer, Early fall

Typical Height

20ft

Spread

4ft

Zones

4, 5, 6, 7, 8