Giant Dutchman’s Pipe
Evergreen, Vines, Flowers
Twining vines noted for curiously shaped flowers in rather sober colors; they resemble curved pipes with flared bowls or birds with bent necks. Vigorous growers; thin out unwanted growth in late dormant season or wait until after bloom. If plant is too thick and tangled for selective thinning, cut it to the ground before spring growth begins.Aristolochia gigantea
From Panama and Brazil. Stems grow 15–20 ft. long. Triangular to heart-shaped, dark green leaves can reach 4 in. across. In summer to early winter, stems bear spectacular flowers to 1 ft. long and half as wide; blossoms are burgundy with white netting and a golden throat. They have an unusual fragrance reminiscent of lemony furniture polish. A. g. ‘Brasiliensis’ (A. brasiliensis) has flowers to 10 in. long and 7 in. wide with an intricate netting pattern of white and brown. Both grow best in frost-free areas. Sun or partial shade.
Grows to 60 ft. tall and 20 ft. wide, with leaves to 9 ft. long; leaflets are long and drooping.
Native to Norfolk Island, near Australia. Grows moderately fast to 100 ft. tall and 60 ft. wide, with ...
Growing to 20–40 ft. tall and wide, this round-topped Chinese evergreen can bear thousands of br...