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Aristolochia fimbriata

Aristolochia fimbriata

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White Veined Hardy Dutchman's Pipe is one of 350 species in the Aristolochia family - who knew! A. fimbriata is an unusual deciduous ground cover hardy only in zones 7 and up. We grow it for its rounded heart-shaped green leaves that are heavily veined with silver-white and curious brown and yellow fringed flowers. The slender trailing stems look beautiful cascading down the sides of a container.

One of the host plants for the caterpillars of pipevine swallowtail butterflies.

Easy to grow and easy to overwinter in an unheated basement in colder zones.

Zones: 7a to 9b

Family: Aristolochia

Type: Perennial

Height: 6 to 12 in.

Spread: 24 to 36 in.

Exposure: sun to shade; prefers morning sun and afternoon shade

Soil Conditions: rich or sandy well-drained soil

Bloom Time: June and July

Bloom Color: maroon, brown, yellow

Native Range: Bolivia, Brazil, and North-East Argentina

Image Credits:

Image 1 (flowers) C T Johansson, CC BY 3.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons

Image 2 (foliage) Krzysztof Ziarnek, Kenraiz, CC BY-SA 4.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons

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