Beaumontia grandiflora, commonly called Herald’s Trumpet or the Easter Lily Vine. It is native of the Himalayas. This beautiful vine can reach 3 to 10 meters tall but much more sideways. It makes nice cut flowers that can last for a long time.
Magnificent white flowers appear from spring to fall. The trumpet-like flowers measure from 10 to 15 cm wide. They are composed of a unique petal and each have a pale yellow stamen in their middle. The flowers have a light sweet smell.
Beaumontia is a climbing vine that can be very vigorous. The foliage is semi-evergreen. The leaves are glossy green on the upper surface and dark green and hairy underneath. They measure more than 20 cm long. The woody trunk and branches act like wires to enable the plant to grow in height. The plant produces oblong green fruits from the end of summer to fall. After the blooming season, the plant loses its leaves.
Hardiness zones 9-11 (-5°C/25°F,5°C/40°F) in winter. Under 15°C, the plant will not flower. The plant grows ideally in a heated veranda or hot glasshouse. Beaumontia grandiflora demands a lot of light and humidity.
Soil must be rich and well-drained. Beaumontia adores light, but do not place it under a direct sun. For interior plants, an extra lamp might be useful. Keep soil moist for best results.