Beaumontia, Herald's Trumpet, Easter Lily Vine, Nepal Trumpet Flower

Beaumontia grandiflora

Family: Apocynaceae (a-pos-ih-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Beaumontia (bow-MON-tee-uh) (Info)
Species: grandiflora (gran-dih-FLOR-uh) (Info)


Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Vines and Climbers

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

over 40 ft. (12 m)


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USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun


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Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer



Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

From hardwood cuttings

By simple layering

Seed Collecting:

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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Scottsdale, Arizona

Ashdown, Arkansas

Burlingame, California

San Francisco, California

Upland, California

Lake Alfred, Florida

Naples, Florida

Palm Beach, Florida

Sarasota, Florida

Titusville, Florida

Thibodaux, Louisiana

Houston, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

Cabin Creek, West Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 30, 2015, Floribunda20 from Burlingame, CA wrote:

After years of this vine dawdling on an east-facing stucco wall in hillsborough, California, it erupted this spring, producing dozens of magnificent white trumpet clumps that, when cut, last for at least a week indoors. The vine is currently about 15' by 15', held up with support.
The twining ends are a beautiful addition to floral arrangements.
Caveat: when cut, ends ooze a sticky white sap. Good idea to hold them away from you to let them drip.


On Oct 28, 2010, Mackaysterbelle from Lake Alfred, FL wrote:

Beaumontia grandiflora grows in the Grotto of Mackay Gardens and Lakeside Preserve in Lake Alfred, Florida which is free and open to the public.


On Mar 23, 2006, rjuddharrison from Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Only mature plants will bloom. Location is in full sun, with plant being dry by the end of the day. There are two distinct types of Beaumontias, and probably more. Grandiflora and Murtonii. Many nurseries at this point are only beginning to diffrentiate between the two, however they are quite different and have different needs.
B. grandiflora is from northern India- blooming once a year after a sustained period of cool winter months. It does not blooom in heat,.Its flowers are long and tubular or trumpet shaped
B. murtonii is endemic to the low lands of Thailand and is a repeat bloomer with very flat held wide-opened flowers that do not come in a trumpet shape..
If you are looking for a heat loving repeat bloomer then Grandiflora Murtonii would be the choice... read more


On Jul 26, 2005, EricInSF from San Francisco, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

This plant grows year round outdoors in San Francisco. It's a fairly large woody vine, requiring a lot of space (at least in our tiny SF yards). The foliage is very attractive, and well, no more needs to be said about he amazing flowers. Well worth the space if you have it.