Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Aristolochia sempervirens from Carqueiranne, Toulon

Aristolochia sempervirens Carqueiranne, Toulon
A very special form of this species from the South of France with relatively large lush foliage (up to about 3ins long), a more vigorous climbing habit and very refined, richly coloured flowers.
Aristolochia sempervirens Carqueiranne, Toulon
Dominik Frank tells me "this particular form is very hardy, together with an associate from France we established it in cultivation a few years ago. Isolated properly mature specimens can take as much as -12 °C. Actually it isn't native to France, the few feral populations scattered across the Côte d’Azur seem to originate from Algeria."
Very nice indeed.
Sold out for now but seedlings should be big enough to sell by the autumn