Plant types and subtypes: Vines
Light Requirements: sun, part-sun, part-shade
Water Use: medium
Soil Moisture: moist
Soil Description: rich, average
Bloom Time: May, June
Bloom Color: purple, green, brown
Leaf Color: green
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7
Additional Tags: attracts butterflies, climbing, fall interest
Pricing & Availability
Aristolochia macrophyllaAlso known as:
Aristolochia macrophylla is a fast growing, vigorous deciduous vine. It can easily climb to tree top height by means of twining stems. The 12" pale green heart-shaped leaves and the maroon and greenish pipe-like flowers that dangle from the stems are spectacular and unusual. It bears 4" long, green cylindrical seed capsules that turn to gray or black as they ripen.
Ideal to form a screen with the appropriate support, dutchman's pipe has traditionally been used as a porch-shading vine because of it's large attractive leaves. Although it does best in well drained humus-rich soil in part sun, it is tolerant of a wide range of soil types and light conditions. It can be pared back when dormant. Growing tips may be pinched to produce branching and a fuller plant. Late spring bloom time, May and June. Zones 5-7
Propagate from seed after last frost, or outdoor in fall. Also does well with layering or cuttings in summer.
Dutchman's pipe attracts butterflies. It is a larval host to the pipevine swallowtail which can slow the growth of immature plants.
Native Range & Classification
Recorded County Distribution: USDA data
AL, CT, GA, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, NC, NJ, NY, PA, SC, TN, VA, VT, WV
USDA Endangered Status:
- Threatened: MD
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