White-veined Pipevine

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White-veined Pipevine

Aristilochia fimbriata
Pipevine; Dutchman’s Pipe
15

20 feet
2

3 feet
Argentina
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Flowering

About This Plant

Morning sun or bright shade. An herbaceous, perennial groundcover with wide, white-veined leaves and unique brownish flowers resembling, as the common name suggests, an old-fashioned meerschaum pipe. Pipevine attracts butterflies, especially pipevine swallowtails, whose caterpillars will eat it to the ground several times per summer. Thus, as a perennial, pipevine seems to appear and disappear constantly — but it adds the telltale color of black and blue butterflies to the garden all summer long.

Maintenance

Water to establish. Be careful not to inadvertently weed it, as it often grows under other plants and at times the leaves look ragged when caterpillars have finished. Pipevine is easily mistaken for Carolina snailseed, but has stripes on the leaves.

Features

Plant Type:
Perennial
Size:
15-20' H, 2-3' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Well drained
Wildlife:
Butterflies, Butterfly Larvae
Flower Color:
Brown
Bloom Time:
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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