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Aristolochia gigantea var. Brasiliensis, Giant Calico Flower, Giant Pelican Flower

Aristolochia gigantea var. Brasiliensis

Giant Calico Flower, Giant Pelican Flower
Family: Aristolochiaceae
Origin: Brazil and Mexico
Vine or creeperSemi-shadeRegular waterUnusual colorRed, crimson, vinous flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Variety Brasiliensis is an exceptional cultivar of A. gigantea. It has even larger flowers that are lemon-scented and exhibits an elaborate pattern of white and mottled reddish brown. Since it is not a vigorous vine, it can easily be trained on a stake, trellis or even a hanging basket. One of the most interesting fly catching, carnivorous plant.

It is important not to confuse "Brasilensis" cultivar of A. gigantea with Aristolochia brasilensis - a synonym of A. labiata.

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