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Aristolochia littoralis

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Dutchman's pipe vine is a plant which belongs to the Aristolochia genus. The origin of this plant's scientific name epithet (littoralis) means 'from the sea-shore'.

Unique pipe shaped flowers accompany an offensive smell.3 Native to Brazil and considered invasive in the US, however it is not on any prohibited plant lists.5 It is naturalized in Australia and considered a weed, especially in Queensland.1 It is responsible for declining numbers of the Richmond birdwing butterfly in Australia.1 In the US it is a caterpillar host plant for the pipevine butterfly.4

Blooms typically mature to a diameter of 5.1 cm (1.99 inches imperial) and produce a disagreeable odour fragrance, whilst displaying in these approximate colours:   Green-yellow and   Pansy purple and   Tyrian purple.

It is a flower / ornamental and is treated mainly as a deciduous, so it sheds its leaves annually.

Normally reaching to a mature height of 29.72 feet (9.14 metres). This plant tends to bloom in late spring.

If you would like to attract butterflies to your garden, consider growing this plant.

Brazil is believed to be where Dutchman's pipe vine originates from.

As Dutchman's pipe vine is a low maintanence plant, it is great for beginner gardeners and those that like gardens that don't need much overseeing.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Dutchman's pipe vine have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Dutchman's pipe vine

  • Full Sun

  • Dappled Sun

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Position in a full sun / dappled sun location and remember to water moderately. Use Zone 4 - Zone 8 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Keep in mind when planting that Dutchman's pipe vine is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures.

See our list of companion Plants for Dutchman's pipe vine to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Dutchman's pipe vine from seed

Transplanting Dutchman's pipe vine

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Dutchman's pipe vine is a hardy plant.

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Dutchman's pipe vine Etymology

The botanical epithet is from the Latin littoralis meaning “from the sea-shore”.

“Pipe” names refer to the flower that resembles a pipe.1

Other names for Dutchman's pipe vine

Calico flower, Elegant dutchman's pipe, pipevine

Aristolochia elegans

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    I can't get my Dutchman's Pipe to bloom. Planted 4 years ago and it bloomed the first time and has not bloomed again...

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