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    An extremely lovely and unusual climber. Boomerang-shaped leaves on twining stems carrying strikingly beautifully marked, purple-green inflated flowers. ... Learn More


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    This interesting small climber has heart-shaped foliage and carries numerous perfumed, purplish trumpet shaped flowers for most of the summer, which are most attractive to butterflies. The plant will best show off its many flowers if the wiry stems have some form of low framework or wiry shrub to climb over. ... Learn More



    The "Calico flower" is a tender evergreen vine with most intriguing flowers and beautiful bright green heart shaped leaves which grow closely together to create a dense mass of foliage. In summer the vine produces quantities of 3 inch greenish-white flowers which have a s-curved tubular shape, flared at the mouth, resembling a 19th century Dutchman's pipe. The inside of the mouth is covered with a purplish-brown pattern reminiscent of calico fabric hence its name. Winged seeds are borne in dry capsules that split like small parachutes. In the wild these plants are important food sources for several species of butterflies. (Syn. A. littoralis. (RHS AWARD winner) ... Learn More



    The quite amazing flowers consist of striking, strong, curved green tubes, with long hairs and interiors that are. These are produced all summer long and are surrounded by most attractive, heart-shaped, silver-veined leaves which festoon this very unusual, drought-resistant, trailing and climbing plant. Native to Argentina, Paraguay and southern Brazil, it also makes an excellent hanging basket plant! ... Learn More



    Aristolochia macrophylla belongs to the Aristolochiaceae family of plants and is found primarily along the Cumberland Mountains and Blue Ridge Mountains in the eastern portion of the United States, as well as Ontario, Canada. The reason why Aristolochia macrophylla is often referred to as "Dutchman’s pipe" is because of the 2 inches yellowish-green flowers they produce. Each flower also sprouts from the calyx mouth to further produce 3 brownish-purple lobes. It is this complex of the flowers and lobes that gives the species a close resemblance to Dutch smoking pipes. The flowers start to open up in May and June, the fragrant flowers attract local insects. Once an insect has arrived to the flower, the insect is trapped inside a tube, which forces the insect to carry out pollination. Once pollination has been completed and time has passed since pollination, a fruit resembling a cucumber, between 6-10 cm in height, and 3 cm in diameter is produced. The fruit then ripens, usually around September, turns brown and splits into six fragments to disperse its small, triangular seeds. ... Learn More



    This tall, hairless slender twiner, native to Brazil, bears extremely outrageous, almost sensuous blooms, which are patterned with a rippling network of burgundy, red, and purple over a creamy-yellow background, the two lips giving an impression of a gaping mouth, the species name 'ringens' meaning snarling in Latin. This rugged and robust vine will also do well in a container with regular watering. If you happen to be going there on holiday, the roots of this plant are well known as an antidote for snake bites in New Granada. But please do not rely on this cure......... ... Learn More


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