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Dutchman’s pipe (Aristolochia gigantea) 馬兜鈴

Dutchman’s pipe (Aristolochia gigantea) 馬兜鈴


2015-12-29 182 (Medium)

Dutchman’s pipe (Aristolochia) has large unique flowers. (This is side view of a blooming flower.) 馬兜鈴的花大而奇特. (盛開中花朵的側寫)

2015-12-29 183 (Medium)

Dutchman’s pipe (Aristolochia) has large unique flowers. These are flower buds. 馬兜鈴的花大而奇特. 這些是花苞.

Talking about unique flowers, this is not you see everyday!  It is a tropical tender perennial flowering vine.   Plants stay evergreen in warm climate.  Easy to grow though some of this genus are not too easy.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Very large flowers in spring to fall, very long blooming time.  Flowers attract bees, butterflies and birds.   USDA Zones:9-11.  Mature size:8′-10′(H) X 6′-8′(W).  Fast growing.   Whole plant is toxic if ingested.  Medicinal.   Propagate by seeds or cuttings.

它有著大而奇特的花朵,是熱帶型的多年生開花藤類.  在溫暖的環境裡維持常綠. 一般而言是容易栽種的,但有的同屬的比較不易栽種.  最好種在全日照到半日照處.  大型紫紅色花有白色斑紋從春開到秋,花期很長.  花為吸引蜂蝶及鳥類的蜜源.  喜熱怕冷.  成熟株高8-10呎,寬幅6-8呎.  全株有毒勿食.  它是藥物植物.  繁殖以種子或扦插來進行.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aristolochia_gigantea      https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E9%A9%AC%E5%85%9C%E9%93%83%E5%B1%9E                                                            http://www.gardenvines.com/other-species/aristolochia-gigantea.html   http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/56130/