Dutchman’s Pipevine

Dutchman's pipe Aristolochia macrophyllaCommon name: Dutchman’s pipevine, Dutchman’s pipe

Botanical name: Aristolochia macrophylla

Virtues: Large, dense foliage, quick growth and vining habit make it useful as a summer screen. Can be trained up a trellis, porch railings, arbor, fence, etc. Attracts pipevine swallowtail butterfly.

Foliage: Heart-shaped, 6 to 12 inches wide/long. Dark green.

Flowers: Small, brownish and tubular with a narrow, curved throat—giving rise to the common name. They are interesting but small and usually hidden by the foliage.

Habit: Deciduous woody vine to 30 feet.

Season: Spring and summer, for foliage.

Origin: Woods and streambanks from southwest Pennsylvania to Georgia and Alabama.

Cultivation: Grow in full sun or partial shade, in moist but well-drained soil. Prune in late winter. USDA Zones 4–8.

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