Aristolochia sempervirens

Birthwort, Pipevine


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Quirky little evergreen vine from the Mediterranean that brings delight far out of proportion to the size of its flowers. Small curved pipe-like flowers are a subtle burnished pale flesh on the outside accented by thin reddish lines. The flared pipe bowl is a perky yellow with faint lines in the back of the throat and a rim of umber, delicately whiskered. This was born to infiltrate the small shrubs in the maquis which gives protection from goats or is perfect on its own as a wiry tangled mound sprinkled with flowers in the rock garden.


Plant Type

  • Vine
  • Evergreen

Mature Size


Hardiness Zones

  • Zone 8a (10 °F)
  • Zone 8b (15 °F)
  • Zone 9a (20 °F)
  • Zone 9b (25 °F)

Sun Exposure

  • Full Sun
  • Part Shade - Part Sun

Water Needs

  • Moist
  • Moderate
  • Dry

Bloom Time

  • Summer
  • Drought Tolerant Plants