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Aristolochia tomentosa

Dutchman's Pipe-vine

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Aristolochia tomentosa (Dutchman's Pipe-vine)

Dark green, heart-shaped leaves grow up to 15 in. long and wide. Adult pipevine swallowtail butterflies lay their eggs on the foliage. When the caterpillars hatch, they feed on the leaves. Odd-looking, pipe-shaped flowers bloom in May and June. A vigorous woody vine that climbs by twisitng around a sturdy support. It produces deep shade because the foliage is so dense. Food source for the Swallowtail Butterfly.

Additional Information:

20-75 Feet


- Feet


Bloom/Seasonal Color
Yellow Green

USDA Hardiness Zone 5-9

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:
Grow in a woodland or on sturdy trellis work.

Good Companions
Pawpaw (Asimina triloba), Hackberry (Celtis occidentalis), Wild Hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation


Nature Attracting


Season of Interest

Mid (May-June)

Soil Moisture


Sun Exposure

Medium Sun/Average Shade

Wildlife Benefit

Butterfly Host