This deciduous, woody, climbing vine is an eastern American native which typically occurs in the wild in rich, moist woods and along streams. It grows rapidly to 20-30'. Dutchman's pipe is an old-fashioned favorite that is grown for its large, heart-shaped, densely overlapping leaves and odd, brownish-purple flowers that superficially resemble Dutch smoking pipes. Although the flowers make interesting conversation pieces, they are usually hidden by the dense foliage and are somewhat inconspicuous.
This species of dutchman's pipe is native to the eastern woodlands of the USA from Maine to Alabama, USDA zones 4-8b. As such it is not suitable for growing as a perennial in South Florida, due to the lack of winter chill combined with the oppressive summer heat and rain. It may, however, be grown as a cool season winter annual, planted in November as temperatures begin to drop, where it will provide foliage and flowers until the following summer when heat and humidity set in. Give it partial shade and rich, moist, well-drained soil. As a twining vine it will need support such as a lattice, trellis, arbor or other similar structure to climb.
THE WILD PAPAYA…
is a nursery and garden center in Palm Beach, Florida. We are your resource for sturdy, healthy tropical flora. We DELIVER LOCALLY and CAREFULLY SHIP within the continental United States.
Tuesday Sell Order Minimum: $5.00 Seller Delivery Fee: $25.00View More Products from this Seller
We deliver within Palm Beach County, Florida. Delivery fee is $25. Local [PBC] orders over $500 include free ground-level delivery.
We deliver healthy plants. We have no control over our plants once they are delivered. We package our plants with tremendous care. Due to the tropical nature of our plants, extreme temperatures can be fatal.