This section is from "The Horticulturist, And Journal Of Rural Art And Rural Taste", by P. Barry, A. J. Downing, J. Jay Smith, Peter B. Mead, F. W. Woodward, Henry T. Williams. Also available from Amazon: Horticulturist and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste.
Beaumontia grandiflora, one of the most magnificent climbing plants in cultivation. It is a native of the East Indies, and is frequently treated as a stove plant. Indeed, I have had it myself in a stove for years, but never succeeded in flowering it there, though I tried all I knew. On this account I turned it out in a conservatory border, giving it abundance of drainage, and a soil composed of rich turfy loam and fibrous peat in equal parts, with a liberal addition of charcoal and silver sand. The leading shoots were not stopped till they had filled their allotted space, but the side* shoots were kept pruned to one eye from the old wood, thus inducing the formation of spurs. Under this treatment it never failed to produce an exuberance of its lovely white trumpet-shaped blossoms.
The genus Kennedy a contains several very beautiful climbing plants, of which K. Marry-atta and K. Macrophylla, are two of the best. It is scarcely necessary for me to refer to their management, as they will grow and flower under almost any circumstances, at least sack has been my experience of them. I have grown them in peat and sand, in loam and sand, and in a mixture of all three, and they did equally well in each case. Rardenbergia Comptoniana which is closely allied to the genus Kennedy a, is another very handsome climber, and well worthy of cultivation. Zichya coccinca, another near ally of Kennedy a, is also deserving of attention.