Gillenia (Porteranthus) trifoliata
Common Name: Bowman's Root Family: Rosaceae (The Rose Family)
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This graceful perennial is strangely absent from most gardens. The leaves are arranged in threes along wiry stems, topped by loose panicles of white flowers emerging from tubular wine-coloured sepals. Think of it as a butterfly gaura for the shade garden. Gillenia is native to eastern North America and was traditionally used for medicinal purposes. Part sun to light shade in average to moist well-drained soil. Good fall colour.
Rocky open woods. Rich woods. Forest edges.
||Primary Bloom Colour||White/Cream
||Secondary Bloom Colour||Red
|Light Exposure||Full - Part Sun
Full - Part Shade
Good Fall Colour
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Recommended Companion Plants:
Hosta "'Red October'"
Brunnera macrophylla "'Silver Wings'"
Bergenia cordifolia "'Bressingham Ruby'"
*The Plant Encyclopedia is updated each year to provide a close representation of our selection. Not all plants will be in stock at all times. If a certain plant is not available we might have a similar cultivar. We encourage you to email us at info at phoenixperennials.com or call ahead to check availability (604) 270-4133.