Pipevine attracts butterflies, especially pipevine swallowtails, whose caterpillars will eat it to the ground several times per summer. Thus, as a perennial, pipevine seems to appear and disappear constantly -- but it adds the telltale color of black and blue butterflies to the garden all summer long.
- plant type: Groundcover
- origins: Argentina
coupon eligible: No
flower color: Brown
freeze hardy: Yes
wildlife: Butterflies, Butterfly Larvae
sunlight requirements: Part Sun/Shade
soil types: Clay, Garden Mixed
Water to establish. Be careful not to inadvertently weed it, as it resembles snailseed and grows in the same shady settings.