You can request
a “Hold Order” for Hardy Perennials and we will ship them
when it’s planting time in your zone. Otherwise, Hardy
Perennials can be kept in a cool or cold spot like an unheated
garage, cool cellar or outbuilding. Cover the pot and soil
with insulating material (burlap, clean rags, newspaper) and
check the soil every 2-3 weeks to make sure it doesn’t dry
out completely. In the spring, plant as soon as the ground
is open and no longer frozen. Dormant plants can endure
freezing temperatures in the spring as long as the plant
remains dormant without any green buds.
Dutchman's Pipes (Aristolochia macroura)
This Brazilian climber brings the wild and unusual to the container garden with its hooded Dutchman piped flowers and pendulating tail that reaches 1- 2’ in
length. The flower color is maroon to brown with flowers forming during the warm months for us in the Northeast. Like so many of its brethren, it’s a rampant grower and if your nose gets too close it has an odd odor. Once established it becomes an enduring plant but like all tropicals it’s sensitive to below freezing temperatures.
Hardy to Zone 8 and higher for outdoors.
Full sun, partial sun or shade, grows to 6-10' in container, minimum temperature indoors 40.