Aristolochia chilensis
'Golden Trumpets'

You won’t have to worry about missing these flowers! While some “Chilean Pipe Vine” blooms disappear amongst the trailing foliage, the light brown flowers on this unusual selection proudly display bright, buttery yellow throats for bold and colorful contrast. This perennial groundcovery vine grows about 10’ long and 1’ high with unusual, fan-shaped, green leaves speckled with showy pale green mottling. Blooming almost year-round, the 4” pipe flowers emit a light but pungent smell to attract flies that are trapped by sea anemone-like white fuzz until pollination is complete. Native to coastal Chilean plains and mountains where lots of Winter rainfall and occasional light frosts are the norm. Give it well-draining, rich soil and water two times a week while it’s getting established – afterwards, it is drought tolerant. All parts of this plant are poisonous when ingested!

Plant Unicorn

Full Sun
Avg./Low Water

Perennial Vine
USDA zones 9-10

(once established)