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Small, ground-cover type perennial vine. May grow to 3 ft mound. Exotic, 1" blooms. Up to 3", heart shaped, dark green leaves have silver veins. Drought tolerant and self sows. Larval plant for Pipevine Swallowtail.
Likes light shade, but does well in partial to full shade,or sun with water. Well-draining soil.
If caterpillars eat it to ground, it will return from the tuberous roots for next crop of eggs.