Beaumontia grandiglora..any pics?

stanofhAugust 31, 2013

One vine I always wanted to try was the Easter Lilly vine, B.grandiflora. And when people here ask about vines,this one is never mentioned. I remember an OLD Sunset magazine with a photo of one growing over some Victorian porch in Santa Rosa..a chilly climate for subtropicals..and it was thriving at the time.
Anybody have color pics of it in YOUR garden? lol...it was that old...

This post was edited by stanofh on Sat, Aug 31, 13 at 21:52

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hoovb zone 9 sunset 23

Not mine. This is a big one at the UCI Botanic Garden.

There used to be a huge one around the block from my Mom & Dad's house. The vines at the base were tree-trunk sized.

    Bookmark   September 1, 2013 at 8:03PM
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bahia(SF Bay Area)

It does grow and bloom here, if given full sun. I've got one in a client's garden in Alameda that is covering a two story wall, and there's a good blooming specimen at the back/parking lot side of the Hall of Flowers building admin entry at the SFBG. I seriously doubt a Beaumontia grandiflora would survive outdoors year round in Santa Rosa, as it dips below 27/28ðF every winter up there, and this is too frost sensitive to take getting frozen back each winter. In cooler summer locations, it blooms reluctantly without all day sun.

    Bookmark   September 1, 2013 at 10:39PM
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stanofh

Is it Solandra maxima like? Or more loose? A white flowering vine seems to be more comfortable over the long haul then those with vibrant colors. I might just be getting older-lol.

    Bookmark   September 3, 2013 at 1:57PM
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bahia(SF Bay Area)

Foliage can be dense in full sun with low water, to much larger foliage well spaced on long lianas if grown softer with some shade. I like the deep green veined foliage even without flowers, which are gorgeous and fragrant.

    Bookmark   September 4, 2013 at 12:20AM
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stanofh

Thanks..looking good Hoov. I hope the nurseries bring back a forgotten oldie.

    Bookmark   September 4, 2013 at 5:00PM
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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

I have never seen one. I wonder if they grow from cuttings, like Cup of Gold vine?

    Bookmark   September 4, 2013 at 11:23PM
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bahia(SF Bay Area)

Available from wholesalers such as San Marcos Growers in Santa Barbara, and several others down south.

    Bookmark   September 5, 2013 at 12:06AM
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hoovb zone 9 sunset 23

It's a vine that gets big but also very heavy. The stems get really big. It needs room and a very strong support.

    Bookmark   September 7, 2013 at 3:20PM
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