Something Different

frogview00October 28, 2009

I was in Ft. Lauderdale (my home) this past weekend and saw this. I've never seen one before. It is Aristolochia elegans. Commonly called Calico Flower or Dutchman's Pipe. The bloom was 10"x8". It felt like fabric.

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Don't know what it is,but it also looks like fabric,pretty and unusual,i like it!!!

    Bookmark   October 28, 2009 at 9:57PM
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Very unusual is right. Never saw anything like it.

    Bookmark   October 28, 2009 at 10:36PM
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token28001(zone7b NC)

I have seeds. Kat from Amlo Farms sent me a slew of them. I tried germinating them this spring, and failed. I'm going to be trying again next year. I assume it will be an annual here. She's in Austin, TX.

    Bookmark   October 28, 2009 at 11:22PM
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plantmaven(8b/9a TX)

It has been a "few" years, but I remember a neighbor growing one.
That was in Pharr, TX, which is on the TX Mexico border.
Very unique.

    Bookmark   October 29, 2009 at 8:27AM
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Lilyfinch z7 mid tn

Wow is that weird! Lol very pretty , ive never seen anything like it.

    Bookmark   October 29, 2009 at 5:54PM
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It is suppose to attract a certain type of butterfly.

    Bookmark   October 29, 2009 at 7:44PM
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todancewithwolves(Z9 CA)

Pipevine swallowtails.

    Bookmark   November 2, 2009 at 5:38PM
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