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Beaumontia grandiflora, Echites grandiflora, Easter Lily Vine, Heralds Trumpet, Nepal Trumpet Flower

Beaumontia grandiflora, Echites grandiflora

Easter Lily Vine, Heralds Trumpet, Nepal Trumpet Flower
Family: Apocynaceae
Origin: Himilayan tropics
USDA Zone: 10-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapVine or creeper plantSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterWhite, off-white flowersFragrant plant

One of the most impressive climbing plants which also grows well in subtropical climates. A vigorous evergreen climber that can reach over 20 ft tall and as wide if a strong support is available. Very large leaves can reach 9 inches long and are a glossy green color with prominent veins and new growth has attractive brownish hairs. In late spring to early fall appear the terminal clusters of large (3-6 inch long by 4 inches wide) fragrant white flowers that are trumpet-shaped and resemble an Easter Lily.

Plant in full sun or light shade preferably in a rich soil and provide ample water. It is hardy to 28 degrees F and in cold years can be semi-deciduous. It dislikes heavy wet soil in winter. If pruning is required, as it often is because this plant can get rather large, do so just after flowering to promote new flowering wood for the following year.

Another very close species with slightly smaller leaves - Beaumontia murtonii.

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