JJL Greenhouse Inc

Aristolochia elegans (‘Calico’)

Life: Perennial

Size: 20'

Light: Filtered or Morning Sun to Bright Shade

Water: Average, Well-Drained

Soil: Any

An attractive, elegant Brazilian climber, this ornamental vine boasts three inch heart-shaped leaves and some of the most unusual flowers ever: the outsides are white with purple veins, the insides are rich purple-brown with white markings, and the entire thing is shaped much like a Dutchman's pipe! It requires a strong support for its vigorous growth habit and makes an outstanding butterfly host as well. A hard freeze may nip the foliage, but the rootstock will generally recover in spring.