There are only two aristolochia vines in the mid-Atlantic region that provide food for the pipevine swallowtail butterfly larvae, and this is one of them (the other is A. serpentaria.) A native perennial vine that has large (up to 12″), overlapping heart-shaped leaves. Unusual, 2”-long, yellow-burgundy flowers resemble smoking pipes. Quickly provides dense cover for porches, trellises, fences, walls, and more. Twining stems need a sturdy support to grow on.
Full-part sun. Height and Spread 15-30’. Cut back late winter. Eastern US native. Zones 4-9.
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