Aristolochia tomentosa

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Woolly Dutchman's-pipe; Pipevine


Plant Specifics

Size:climbing ft tall by 20+ ft ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Yellow,purple,green
Noted for:Showy flowers


Recommended Uses:Primarily used in butterfly gardens but can make a good hanging pot plant or vine on a post or trellice
Availability:Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding)
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Loam, Sand
Soil pH:



  • Larval host for the pipevine swallowtail and polydamas swallowtail butterflies.
  • Pollinated by flies.

Native Habitats:Stream banks, flood plains, bottomland

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures


General Comments:Listed as Endangered in Florida. Please acquire from reputable sources.