|This Month's Featured Plant|
Dutchmans Pipe, Pipevine
Dutchmans Pipe is a common vine in moist southern Appalachian hardwood forests in coves and along stream banks easily twining 20 to 30 feet high. It has been popular as a porch screen for ages because it is fast growing, has large heart shaped leaves, and has odd little flowers. The two inch pale brownish purple flowers are pipe shaped or s-shaped with a widely flaring triangular "mouth" perfect for catching careless flies. The curious looking early summer flowers are borne sparsely among the wide leaves. Try it on a trellis for screening or let it ramble among shrubs and trees. It likes good moist soil and can take either shade or sun.;It is also the host plant for the pipevine swallowtail butterfly. The black butterfly caterpillars feed on leaves of Dutchmans Pipe and become poisonous to predators. Adult butterflies are a beautiful black and blue. click here
|Good Companions for Dutchman's Pipevine|
|Meehania cordata||Creeping Mint, Meehan's Mint|
|Carex flacca 'Blue Zinger'||Blue Zinger Sedge|
|Dicentra eximia||Wild Bleeding Heart|
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