Beaumontia sp. (Easter Lily Vine, Heralds Trumpet) is a vigorous evergreen vine or creeper native to the Himalayan tropics. It is an extraordinary ornamental plant with its glossy green foliage and impressive white off-white flowers. This plant prefers full sun to semi-shade and requires regular watering. It is a vigorous woody climber that typically bleeds a white milky sap from cut stems. Although technically a climber, it is usually grown as a shrub to 6-10ft tall with dark glossy green leaves that are deeply veined. In spring to summer, it produces fragrant white flowers that attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators.
In USDA Zone 9-11, Beaumontia sp. thrives best in well-drained soil but can tolerate clay or sandy soils. While it enjoys an abundance of sunlight, it benefits from protection from the hottest afternoon sun. This plant loves moisture, so water regularly, especially when cultivated in an area of drought or in cold regions. If planted in a pot, ensure regular watering in summer and over-wintering in a cool greenhouse or conservatory.
Heralds Trumpet is an interesting rare plant with large white flowers that have a sweet tropical perfume. The large white flowers have a rich tropical scent and bloom throughout the warmer periods of the year, in spring and summer.