Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: none required
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed
Other: 30-90 day cold stratification has been suggested
Looking for a fast-growing and low-maintenance climber to cover your pergola? Look no further than Aristolochia durior, also known as Dutchman's Pipe or Pipevine. This hardy plant can reach heights of up to 7 meters (23 feet), making it the perfect choice for adding some vertical interest to your garden.
But Aristolochia durior is more than just a pretty plant. It also contains the antiseptic and antitumor compound aristolochic acid, making it a valuable addition to any medicinal garden. And despite its impressive size, this climber is easy to care for and requires only well-drained soil and a sunny or partially shaded spot in your garden.
In the summer months (June to August), Aristolochia durior produces striking hermaphrodite flowers that are pollinated by flies. And come fall, the plant produces seeds that ripen from September to October, ensuring that your garden will be full of life throughout the growing season.
So whether you're looking for a unique and beautiful addition to your garden or a valuable medicinal plant, Aristolochia durior has you covered. Visit http://plants.usda.gov for more information on this impressive climber.