Swanflower

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Swanflower

Aristolchia erecta
3

10 inches
3

10 inches
Texas
  • Central Texas
  • Texas
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low

About This Plant

Sun or partial shade. Swanflower mimics a trailing grass. It can be recognized by its intriguing tubular flowers, resembling orchids or pitcher plants. Swanflower is a larval host for Pipevine swallowtail butterflies. The fleshy black and orange caterpillars are often easier to spot than their host plants. keep it if you have it. May be found in specialty native plant nurseries.

Maintenance

Maintain soil moisture.

Features

Plant Type:
Perennial
Size:
3-10" H, 3-10" W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Sandy
Wildlife:
Butterflies, Butterfly Larvae
Flower Color:
Brown, Purple
Bloom Time:
April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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