Dutchman’s Pipevine (Aristolochia macrophylla) Quick Facts:
Host plant for the Pipevine Swallowtail
Perennial woody, twining vine, dies back in the winter
Native to Eastern and Southeastern US, but is often cultivated outside its natural range
Hardy in USDA zones 4-8
Likes full sun to partial shade (especially in hotter climates)
Prefers fertile, medium moist, well-drained soil but will do fine in average soil, does not like dry soil.
Fast growing vine with large heart-shaped leaves.
Can reach 20-30 feet
Great on a trellis, arbor, fence, for screening or quick cover or sprawling up trees over shrubs
Propagated from seed or cuttings
Aristolochia macrophylla Plants for Butterfly Gardens
Dutchman’s pipevines are perennial vines with dark green leaves shaped like hearts that feed the beautiful Pipevine Swallowtail butterfly caterpillars. They are an East Coast native. They are also known as Aristolochia durior. For an Aristolochia that is native in the Mid-West please see Aristolochia tomentosa…
These fast-growing vines do great on a trellis, fence, arbor, and can be used for a screen/cover.