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
Wildlife: Nectar-insects, Nectar-butterflies, Nectar-bees
Larval Host Plant for: Pipevine butterfly, Polydama Swallowtail butterfly
Plant Size when available: Starter Liner, 1 Quart, 1 Gallon, 3 Gallon If SOLD OUT, Please NOTE: Our next crop will be available spring 2019. Back-orders will be shipping once the plant has an established root system. 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.