The Dutchman’s pipe gets it name from the yellowish-green flowers that they produce. Each flower has a close resemblance to Dutch smoking pipes. The flowers are fragrant and attach small flies and gnats, and will start the pollination process where a fruit that resembles a cucumber is produced and will eventually turn brown and spilt open to disperse small triangular seeds.
This vine can grow up to 30 ft and grows at a relatively fast rate. The leaves of the vine are rounded heart shape and blue-green in color. The small flowers are usually hidden by the dense foliage that will turn yellow in the Fall. Great to use as a screen or shade plant, but does require a support structure, like a trellis.