GIANT DUTCHMAN'S PIPE VINE, Calico, Aristolochia gigantea
Traditionally used to shade porches, Dutchman's Pipe Vine has become a collector's favorite plant, and it's easy to see why. The exotic and large red flowers can be grown in cool locations, and the gently twining vines take care of themselves, providing shade and camouflage with it's large heart-shaped bright-green leaves. Plants are very easy to grow, and as they are perennials, they return each year without replanting.
Type: Hardy perennial vine
Location: Sun or part shade
Hardiness zones: 10-12
Note: Ornamental use only. These plants or seeds may be poisonous.
Seeds per pack: 5
Germination: Soak seeds for 24 hours before planting. Place the seeds just under the surface of the soil, and cover the container or keep in a dark location. Seeds can take 1-4 month to germinate, so be sure to check on them for growth periodically, and bring them to a sunny location once growth begins.