Aristolochia tomentosa, Dutchman’s Pipe Vine


Aristolochia tomentosa
Also known as: Dutchman’s Pipe Vine


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:  Starter Liner, 1 Quart, 1 Gallon, 3 Gallon   If SOLD OUT, Please NOTE: Our next crop will be available Fall 2022

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.  

Un-rooted 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

Starter Liner, 1 Quart, 1 Gallon, 3 Gallon