The slender, trailing stems of white-veined Dutchman’s pipe (Aristolochia fimbriata) reach about 2 feet long, with kidney-shaped, green leaves that are heavily veined with silver-white. Small, fringed, yellow flowers with dark interior markings appear through the summer. Where it is hardy, this cool plant makes an interesting an unusual groundcover; in any climate, it looks terrific cascading out of a hanging basket or over the edge of a pot, planter, or windowbox. It is also a host plant for the larvae (caterpillars) of pipevine swallowtail butterflies. Give white-veined Dutchman’s pipe a site in partial shade. It will flower the first year from seed, so you can grow it as an annual anywhere, or bring it indoors for the winter in cold-winter areas. It is reported to be a hardy perennial in Zones 7 or 8 to 10.
Harvested in August and September 2020. At least 10 seeds.