Cup of Gold Vine
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(You Will Receive 1 Plant - 1 Feet Tall - Ship in 1 Gal Pot )
Solandra maxima (Cup of Gold Vine) - A large, evergreen vine that can spread to 40 feet with 6 to 8 inch long thick elliptical leaves and enormous 8 inch long by 8 to 10 inch wide golden trumpet-shaped flowers with brown stripes on the inside - the peak bloom period is in spring in California though it can bloom as early as January in Santa Barbara and can often be found with flowers into June or July. Flowers age darker and are fragrant, particularly in the evening, with a banana or vanilla aroma. This plant is native to Mexico, Central America south to Venezuela. The genus was named to honor 18th century Swedish botanist, Daniel Carl Solander who was one of Linnaeus' favorite students and best friend of Sir Joseph Banks and accompanied Banks on Captain Cook's travels around the world . The specific epithet is from the Latin word 'maximus' meaning "large" in reference to this species' large flowers. Other common names include Golden Chalice Vine and Hawaiian Lily.