Aristolochia tomentosa, Dutchman’s Pipe Vine

$11.97

Aristolochia tomentosa
Also known as: Dutchman’s Pipe Vine

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Description

Aristolochia tomentosa
Also known as: Wooly Pipe Vine, Dutchman’s Pipe Vine


Dutchman’s pipe vine is a native, woody, deciduous, fast-growing, twining vine that’s typically found growing along moist woodlands and stream. Unusual, curved-trumpet-shaped, yellowish-green flowers resembling Dutch smoking pipes. Flowers are often hidden behind large, densely-overlapping, heart-shaped, green leaves. Flowers give way to a pendant, grayish-brown seed capsules. This vine can quickly cover an arbor, trellis, sun porch, veranda, post or fence. It is a larval host plant for the pipevine swallowtail, polydama swallowtail butterfly and makes an interesting addition to butterfly gardens. Does not have any serious insect or disease problems.


Yearly Foliage: Deciduous


Hardiness Zone: 5-9


Light: Full Sun to partial shade


Mature Growth: 20-30 feet high – 5-10 feet wide


Soil: Average, humus rich, well drained


Blooms: Summer


Wildlife: Nectar-insects, Nectar-butterflies, Nectar-bees


Larval Host Plant for: Pipevine butterfly,  Polydama Swallowtail butterfly


Plant Size when available: 1 Gallon, 3 Gallon   If SOLD OUT, Please NOTE: Our next crop will be available early to mid-summer.   Back-orders will be shipping once the plant has an established root system.  We have several new baby pipe vines popping up around the mother plant and soon we’ll digging them and pot up into containers.   It’s possible there just might be eggs or caterpillars on the vine when plants are shipped.  

Remember that the pipevine is a host plant, the foliage is food for the caterpillars.  The goal for successful habitat is to have as much foliage as possible so caterpillars do not go hungry.  Growing Tips:  Once the pipevine begins on put on foliage start pinching the tips of the new growth.  This will encourage and increase more vining so pinch, pinch, pinch off the new growth for a few weeks.  Then your pipevine will be load with enough food to feed your caterpillars.  

Unrooted cuttings will be available during late summer, food to feed your pipevine caterpillars if you run out or don’t have enough to feed.  

Custom orders welcome please contact us.  

 

Additional information

Weight 6 lbs
Size

1 Quart, 1 Gallon, 3 Gallon

WE ONLY SHIP to the following states due to agriculture restriction & quarantine rules.
AL, AK, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VT, VA, WV & WI
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