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Beaumontia grandiglora..any pics?

Posted by stanofh (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 31, 13 at 21:51

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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RE: Beaumontia grandiglora..any pics?

  • Posted by hoovb z9 Southern CA (My Page) on
    Sun, Sep 1, 13 at 20:03

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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.


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  • Posted by bahia SF Bay Area (My Page) on
    Sun, Sep 1, 13 at 22:39

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 27/28°F 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.


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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.


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  • Posted by bahia SF Bay Area (My Page) on
    Wed, Sep 4, 13 at 0:20

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.


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


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


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  • Posted by bahia SF Bay Area (My Page) on
    Thu, Sep 5, 13 at 0:06

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


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  • Posted by hoovb z9 Southern CA (My Page) on
    Sat, Sep 7, 13 at 15:20

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


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