The White-Veined Dutchman’s Pipe is a deciduous plant from South America that has unusual, pipe-shaped flowers that have fringed margins. It is an annual or a perennial and it is grown as a vine or a groundcover. It has medium green, hart-shaped leaves with white veins. It is a host plant for butterflies. Hardy in zones 7-10.
Growing Instructions for the White-Veined Dutchman’s Pipe
- The seeds like moist, well-drained soil. Use a sterile seed starter mix, if available. It prevents soil fungi from damaging the seeds and the seedlings. If not available, then make a mixture of half potting soil and half sand, perlite or vermiculite. 2. Put the soil in a pot. 3. Sow the seeds 1/8 of an inch deep. 4. Water the seeds. Put the pot in an area in light shade or part sun. The seeds have erratic germination. They may take 30-90 days to sprout.