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Aristolochia elegans/Dutchman's Pipevine

Aristolochia elegans / Aristolochia elegans
Showy flowers produces below foliage on vine growing on a steel arch
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Showy flowers produces below foliage on vine growing on a steel arch

Close-up of exotic flower

Open seed pods

Open seed pods look like inveerted parachute


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Scientific Name: Aristolochia elegans
Common Name: Dutchman's Pipevine
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Multicolored
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants That Attract Butterflies
Comments: Seed pods look like an inverted parachute when they open. Exotic flowers as noted in the images. Tops die down in early winter after first heavy frost, but growth returns in spring in the Lower South. A rapid grower once a plant becomes well established.