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Aristolochia macrophylla (durior)
Common Name: Dutchman’s Pipe Family: Aristolochiaceae (The Birthwort Family)

I’ve always thought of this vigorous vine as an old-fashioned plant because I’ve mostly seen it growing around the porches of old brick houses in small rural towns in southern Ontario, probably because it quickly creates a thick screen of large, rich green, heart-shaped leaves. It also has a peculiar but interesting green and purple flower shaped like a small pipe that offers an unusual, but not offensive, fragrance. Full sun to part shade in moist, well drained soil.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Americas - North America

Native Habitat:
Rich woods, streambanks.

ClassDeciduous Primary Bloom ColourGreen
TypeVine Secondary Bloom ColourPurple
Height10-15' Bloom TimeLate Spring
Spread5-8' FragranceYes
Light ExposureFull - Part Sun Full - Part Shade Sun Foliage ColourGreen
Soil MoistureMoist Average Stem Colour
Hardiness4-8 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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