The Giant Dutchman's Pipe Vine Plant (Aristolochia gigantea) is one of the most outrageous flowers in the world, this species from Brazil is huge--over ten inches in length. Each flower displays an intricate pattern of white and mottled reddish brown. The mouth is ringed in black and has a center of golden yellow. Draw close to it and smell its lemon scent. As a climbing vine, it displays well on a trellis or stake. Or, with a little training, it can be contained to a limited space, such as a hanging basket.
Hardy in Zone 10 and higher.
Full or partial sun, grows to 1-3 in container, vining in habit, minimum temperature 60 , blooms in spring, summer and fall.
In colder regions it can be grown outdoors in the summer and brought indoors as a house plant in the winter.
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