Image from Missouri Botanical Garden

Image from Missouri Botanical Garden

Vine

Aristolochia macrophylla

Dutchmans Pipe

  • Aggressively growing vine
  • Attracts butterflies
  • Easy to grow
  • Big deep green, heart-shaped leaves
  • Elongated, green, pipe-like flowers bloom late spring
  • Leaves provide an essential food source for caterpillars
This aggressively growing vine adds an old fashioned touch to the landscape while also adding the modern plus of attracting butterflies to the landscape. In years past, this easy to grow plant was used extensively to cool porches in the summer with its big, deep green heart shaped leaves. While porches have lessened in popularity, this plant has never lost its popularity with butterflies that are attracted to its unique, elongated, green, pipe-like flowers that bloom in late spring and whose leaves provide an essential food source for their caterpillars. This plant will grow in any sunny area and tolerates most moist, well-drained soil and is an underused American Beauties gem.
Native
Native
Moist, Well-Drained
Moist, Well-Drained

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