Aristolochia Elegans Seeds for SASE

mechelle_m(z9 TX)March 24, 2014

I have harvested a ton of seed pods (at least 45 pods!) for the elegans pipe vine. This vine hosts the gold rim swallowtail (polydamas swallowtail). Send me an email and I will contact you with info on getting a SASE to me for a packet of seeds.


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I would love to get some! thanks


    Bookmark   April 6, 2014 at 2:28PM
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mechelle_m(z9 TX)


I was unable to respond to your email, your address is blocked. Please send me an email so I can send you the information to send me an SASE,


    Bookmark   April 7, 2014 at 9:30PM
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not sure why my address is blocked
my email address is

    Bookmark   April 12, 2014 at 4:02PM
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mary_littlerockar(8a-7b mid Arkansas)


What is the growing zone for this pipevine? My thanks.


    Bookmark   April 15, 2014 at 7:55AM
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topsiebeezelbub(z7 Al)

Is there any special treatment for growing arisolochia seeds? I would like to try fimbriata, since it is hardy in my zone, but I need to know what the procedure is for sprouting them...don't want to waste them. I know of a place to buy them, but want to be sure I treat them properly. Thanks to anyone who can help.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2014 at 2:47PM
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bandjzmom(7 NWGeorgia)

So nice of you to offer. Can't grow it here in zone 7 though.

Topsiebeezelbub....I am in zone 7 and I have tried growing fimbriata here without a whole lot of luck. It germinates in pots easy enough, but it has been really slow to establish in the ground. Last year, I grew some Aristolochia tomentosa in a pot and transplanted to yard. We will see if it comes back. I have seed for fimbriata if you want some. Some people have told me that they had better luck just straight sowing it into the ground. Additionally, I have some Virginia Snakeroot in my yard, but it has been a pitifully slow grower too. I believe that the Pipevine cats are really voracious and so they will need a lot of food. I hope to raise some one day and find out. :)

    Bookmark   April 15, 2014 at 6:31PM
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mechelle_m(z9 TX)

The growing zone for elegans is 8 to 10 according to

The pipevine swallowtail does eat a lot, but in my experience, the monarch eats way more.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2014 at 11:06PM
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mary_littlerockar(8a-7b mid Arkansas)

Regarding the fimbriata; I grow it in 8a-7b and even with our terrible winter this year, I'm seeing the first new growth of this season. I was afraid the little vines might not come back but at least one is still alive. The bed where I grow them is a raised bed on the northeast side of the house where ground was frozen solid for long periods of time this winter. They have a light covering of pine bark mulch. These little 3 year old vines are hardier than I would have expected.


    Bookmark   April 16, 2014 at 8:03AM
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