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Aristolochia grandiflora (Giant White Dutchman’s Pipe Vine)

Life: Perennial

Size: 20-30'

Light: Full to Partial Sun

Water: Light to Moderate, Well-Drained, Drought Tollerant Once Established

Soil: Any

A native of South and Central America, it produces enormous blooms that are even more stunning than A. gigantea. From late spring until fall, this exhuberant vine produces singular heart-shaped blossoms a foot long and eight inches wide. The flowers are a creamy white with rich purple veins and spots and various other markings, with a darker purple center leading to a bulbous pouch at the base. On top of all this, the bottom of the flower boasts a slender tail a foot long. Unfortunately, like many Aristolochias, the blooms do stink a bit on the first day, but this will rapidly fade. It is an enthusiastic climber and requires a strong support, and will attract butterflies.