ARISTOLOCHIA DEBILIS seeds Chinese Pipe Vine seeds
chinese Pipe Vine
This exotic vine comes from the mountain slopes and moist valleys of china, where it's has been used in traditional medicine for centuries. Aristolochia debilis is beyond exotic. It's downright strange. The pipe-shaped green/maroon blossoms are fragrant and the shiny evergreen foliage is quite lovely. It will climb up to 25 feet if planted by a tree or trellis.
This uncommon Aristolochia is evergreen in zones 8-11 and blooms best when planted in light shade. It needs fairly rich moist soil, is perfectly happy in a container, and does very well indoors. It blooms repeatedly through the summer months and the sweet fragrance will bring butterflies to your garden (as well as curious neighbors).