Dutchmans pipe vine
2010-04-21. Dutchman’s pipe vine.

April 21st, 2010
Aristolochia fimbriata

Dutchman’s Pipe Vine

Finding little treasures in the garden brings the same childlike delight as finding candy on an Easter egg hunt. There I am down on my hands and knees when under a leaf I discover my treasure.

The Dutchman’s pipe vine is a passalong. The original plant died but it sowed itself through the holes of a brick where I can’t move it. Swallowtail caterpillars munch it back when it’s about to bloom. And somehow, this Zone 9 tropical survived our 3 day hard freeze to come back bigger and better than ever.

Dutchmans pipe vine
2009-09-10. Dutchman’s pipe vine.

Dutchmans pipe vine
Seeds and seedpods of Dutchman’s pipe vine.