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Dutchman’s Pipe

Scientific name

Aristolochia durior


The Dutchman's Pipe is a vigorous twining vine with large, heart-shaped green leaves, which are most popular aspect of the vine. They are excellent for creating shade as they climb up porches and trellises. This vine produces inconspicuous, brown-purple, pipe-shaped flowers, which are three-lobed and are a great attractant for butterflies. The fruiting bodies resembles a cucumber which hangs off the vine. This plant can reach heights of 5-10 m if planted near a tall structure.

Planting conditions

The Dutchman's Pipe grows best in moist, well-drained soils with adequate sun exposure, making it a great vine to plant along riverbanks.


  • Plant height:
    • Any
    • Over 3m
  • Moisture level:
    • Moist
  • Light conditions:
    • Full sun
    • Partial sun
  • Soil type:
    • Sandy
    • Loamy
    • Clay
  • pH:
    • Normal
  • Depth:
    • Potted
    • Bareroot
  • Eco Zone:
    • 5a
    • 5b
    • 6a
    • 6b
  • Plant type:
    • Vine
  • Height:
    • 5-10 m
  • Spread:
    • 5 m