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Aristolochia macrophylla (durior)


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.

Common Name: Dutchman’s Pipe

Family: Aristolochiaceae (The Birthwort Family)

Zone Hardiness: 4-8

Light: Full Sun

Height: 10-15'

Width: 5-8'

Primary Bloom Colour: Green

Secondary Bloom Colour: Purple

Class: Deciduous

Type: Vine

Bloom Time: Late Spring

Soil Moisture: Moist, Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Rich woods, streambanks.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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