Dutchman's Pipe

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Your vine is growing what? The Dutchman's Pipe (Aristolochia durior) is an unusual ornamental perennial vine with enormous bright green heart-shaped leaves and long vining tendrils of dark green stems! But what really will amaze you are the blooms! The greenish-yellow blooms with burgundy tops look like curved little pipes!

The speckled blooms have a yellow throat and, like the similar-looking carnivorous Pitcher Plant, call flies with their stinky aroma to pollinate the blooms. Talk about unique! Readily climbing any trellis or fence and arbor, you'll quickly gain a unique specimen plant that will have everyone talking!

Dutchman's Pipe is also a beneficial plant for the Swallowtail Butterfly, providing food for its larvae; while offering up protection and food for other pollinators! The late spring blooms continue through summer and can be evergreen in warmer growing zones. Northern gardeners can move these plants into a sunny greenhouse to protect them from the cold.

Planting and Application:

Dutchman's Pipe is a certain conversation starter! Just don't plant it too close to your backyard seating areas or by your front door, you may have visitors turning up their noses! Definitely plant it on a garden arbor or obelisk, or as a front yard specimen where it is sure to attract attention … from afar. Let ramble over an awning or arch to provide lush shade and even privacy.

Pipe Vine can also be used in containers as vertical, climbing elements, or let sprawl over an unsightly fence for some fairly fast coverage. Loving any location that is protected and away from the full sun, a Rain Garden's edge or a moist shady garden bed in need of some vertical height and interest will welcome this curious vine!

  • Vigorous Growth - Woody Vining Plant
  • Succulent Green Heart-Shaped Leaves
  • Unusual Burgundy & Green Speckled Blooms
  • Containers & Climbs Arbors, Trellis & Fences
  • Swallowtail Butterfly Host Plant & Unique Specimen

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Aristolochia does well in full sun in cooler climates where it can be grown as an annual or brought into a greenhouse for the winter. Evergreen flowering vine in warmer growing zones, any consistently moist, protected, partial shade area is perfect for these perennials.

  • Full Sun or Partial Shade
  • Moist Soil - Mulch Well
  • Enriched, Well-Drained Soil & Fertilize Regularly
  • Prune in Late Winter or Early Spring

Dutchmans Pipe Vine is a sure head-turner! Add something fun and unique to your landscape this year with growing curiosities available at NatureHills.com today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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From To S&H
0 - 19.99 19.99
20 - 49.99 21.99
50 - 69.99 24.99
70 - 99.99 29.99
100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
150 - 150+ Approx 27%

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Dutchman's Pipe Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Aristolochia durior
Mature Height 20 - 30 feet
Mature Spread 10 - 20 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Brown, Green and Purple
Foliage Green
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes