A large genus of some 300 species, only one of which holds real merit for temperate gardens. A. macrophylla (A. durior) is a vigorous deciduous vine grown for its large (9″) heart-shaped leaves. Once established it soon smothers walls, fences and even entire buildings. Trained up a trellis or an arbor, it can also provide shade, or privacy from neighbors who are too close for comfort. The 1½″ brownish purple flowers look like small saxophones or, yes, Dutchmen's pipes. They open without much fanfare in June.
This eastern United States native climbs happily in full sun or partial shade (required in the South) and evenly moist soil. We offer sturdy, 24–30″ bareroot plants, better than the normal grade, and they will catch hold quickly.
For more information on the growing and care of Aristolochia, click Growing Guide.
HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED
The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.
WHEN WE SHIP
We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.
We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.
Average Customer Rating: (4 Reviews) Write a Review
Joe the gardener from Windsor ,CT now of Concord,GA
This is a fabulous vine and I wished that I ordered another one before it was soldout...the first one matured within the first season and is now 3 years old...fun to grow...great in the garden...loves sun...tolerates drought...loves mulch...clean and fun to have in the garden...mine is planted on the South side of the house and off of a trellis leading to a secret garden...
Ecovillage resident from Cincinnati, OH
This vine draws pipevine swallowtails, which lay their egs on it. The larvae are really amazing looking and soon you have made it possible for an explosion of butterflies in the neighborhood! Really amazing! The only problem is that the enthusiastic appetites of the larvae eventually killed the plant.
Superjono from Mesquite TX.
OMG!!!!!! this vine arrived dormant (asleep without any leaves)and had nice big thick roots. I planted it in my full shade garden a week ago and it has sprouted and grown 10 inchs already. I read on the internet the first year you plant a pipevine it sleeps, next year it creeps, on the third year it leaps. This vine looks to be leaping. Searusly,I have had bad luck trying to start any pipevine from seed (except for Aristolochia Fimbriata) This is the best place to buy you a nice and mature pipevine. 2 YEAR HEAD START!!!!!!!!!
Truton from Wilmington De, zone 7a
This was my first experience with bare root, but it's gone very well so far. Immediately after delivery I soaked it in a bucket of water for a couple hours then planted it. Within a week I had new growth starting and now after a month it's climbed about two feet up the pergola.
Grow Dutchman's Pipe in full sun or partial shade in the North, partial shade or shade in the South and evenly moist, well-drained soil. Slow to become established, but then grows very vigorously. Prune as needed in late winter. Climbs by means of stems that twine from left to right.