With its large fragrant flowers, Beaumontia grandiflora is a frost tender climbing plant originally from Vietnam through to India. Also known as the Herald’s Trumpet, Easter Lily Vine. Flowers are fragrant.
Growing to 10m Beaumontia grandiflora is a most attractive vigorous evergreen twining climber with large white and green trumpet shaped flowers to 6 inches in spring and large glossy leaves.
Although considered as a tropical to sub tropical plant Beaumontia grandiflora can be grown in cooler climates as long as it has good protection from cold winds. A sheltered sunny position and a well drained soil are essential.
Prefers a humus rich moist position in full sun. Is frost tender and needs support. Good drainage is essential especially over winter.
Pruning will be required unless you have the space for this rambling vine to wander. In fact in many gardens Beaumontia grandiflora is pruned to grow as a shrub rather than a llowed to become a vine.
Well worth the effort form the wonderful fragrant flowers. Best suited ti USDA Zones 11 and above.
Other Beaumontia species include:
- Beaumontia murtonii also known as ‘Easter Lily Vine’, white flowers and fragrant.
- Beaumontia multiflora
- Beaumontia jeroniana