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Aristolochia macrophylla

Birthwort

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourGreen
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Aristolochia macrophylla (Birthwort). This is a deciduous species with heart-shaped dark green leaves. The flowers are single and green and will bloom in the early summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Vine

Origin

S. E. USA

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage and flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

When grown under glass grow in loamless potting compost with filtered light. When grown outdoors grow in fertile well-drained soil.

Propagation

Sow the seeds as soon as they are ripe in the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mite and whitefly may be problematic.

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