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  Aristolochia littoralis- Calico Flower
 
Aristolochia littoralis in the garden
Aristolochia littoralis in San Marcos Growers garden
 
This Calico Flower or Dutchman's Pipe as some Aristolochia species are known, comes from Brazil. In southern California it is an evergreen vine that typically can grow to 5-8 feet tall or higher with support. The attractive leaves are heart shaped and scattered along the twinning stem. This plant has very unusual flowers which appear from summer to fall; the white buds have dark veining, looking a bit like small inflated lungs which upon splitting longitudinally, reveal the flower, which are a deep brownish purple blotched with cream. Plant in light shade or full sun along the coast. Evergreen and hardy to 25 degrees F and root hardy to below 20 degrees F. Give moderate to abundant water.

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