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Aristolochia gigantea

Snakeroot

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Features

  • BloomsJuly
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourWhite purple brown

Description

Aristolochia gigantea (Snakeroot). An evergreen twiner with broadly triangular, deep green leaves, glabrous above, white tomentose beneath. In summer it bears white purple-veined flowers, white- or ivory- mottled maroon inside.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Shrub or Herbaceous

Origin

Panama

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage and flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Provide support.

Propagation

Spring or by semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mite and whitefly may be problematic.

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