Aristolochia baetica   L.

trivial name

size

habit

inflorescence

exposure

temperature range

humidity

water requirements

 

soil pH

propagation

difficulty

Andalusian Pipevine

up to 5 m

perennial, rhizomatose, twining

purplish brown, sometimes with a yellow teint

full sun

20-40 °C in summer, hardy to -7 °C with isolation

> 40 %

established plants will need to be watered frequently but need a good drainage!

neutral to alkaline

seeds (stratification period up to 1 year), stolons

(1 = very easy, 5 = extremely difficult)


A very rewarding and desirable species, Aristolochia baetica is yet uncommon in culture but very easy to grow. 

 

Thriving in semiarid regions across the South of the Iberian peninsula and Morocco it does best provided a sunny and warm spot. The cherry red to brown flowers will appear continuously during the season giving off a vinaceous fragrance.