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Aristolochia: The Dutchmans Pipe.

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What is the best hardy vine for my garden?

Aristolochia: The Dutchmans Pipe.

Aristolochia macrophylla is the hardy Dutchman's Pipe and as is often the case with hardy versions of exotic plants is not as showy as the tender versions.
It does sport the curious, pipe shaped flowers in mid summer, but they are tiny, green in colour and hidden from view by the leaves.
Why grow it? Well the foliage is large, lush and heart shaped and when established, will quickly cover unsightly sheds or dead trees.
Will grow in sun or part shade and will make 20 ft plus. Must be grown in fertile soil.
Cut back unwanted branches in late winter. A twiner.

   

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