Aristolochia sempervirens L.

Frost tender evergreen climber, occasionally procumbent, with leathery, triangular leaves, to 10cm long, and solitary, funnel-shaped yellow flowers with a purple stripe and strongly curved tube, to 5cm long, in spring. To 5m.  [RHSD].

Horticultural & Botanical History

‘This plant was cultivated by Miller in 1739; it is a native of the Island of Crete, and flowers with us from june to September: the blossoms are of a very singular form.  It is a neat climber for a greenhouse, not at all tender; the leaves are strong, and not liable to decay in the winter; for which reason it is a fit plant for any dark or obscure place in a conservatory, where a more tender subject would not stand.  It is increased by cuttings or division of the roots, and propers in a loamy soil.’  [LBC no.231/1818].  ‘Stood out of doors, in a sheltered position, through the winter, at Lady De Clifford’s; but coming from a southern clime, may be more safely considered as greenhouse plants.’  [MB t.1116/1808].

History at Camden Park

Listed in all published catalogues [H.14/1843].


Aristolochia sempervirens Orph. ex Nyman (1878) = Aristolochia altissima Desf.

Published Feb 03, 2009 - 03:36 PM | Last updated Jul 14, 2010 - 02:43 PM

Shown are triangular leaves and funnel-shaped yellow and purple flowers with curved tube. Loddiges Botanical Cabinet no.231,1818

Aristolochia sempervirens L. | LBC no.231/1818 | HAAB

More details about Aristolochia sempervirens L.
Family Aristolochiaceae
Region of origin


Common Name

Dutchman?s pipe

Name in the Camden Park Record

Aristolochia sempervirens

Confidence level high