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Gillenia (Porteranthus) trifoliata 'Pink Profusion'
Common Name: Bowman's Root Family: Rosaceae (The Rose Family)

Gillenia (Porteranthus) trifoliata 'Pink Profusion'
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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 clear pink flowers (normally white in the species) emerging from tubular wine-red 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.


Geogrpahical Origin:
North America
Native Habitat:
Rocky open woods. Rich woods. Forest edges.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourPink 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Sun Full - Part Shade Part Sun Part Shade  Foliage ColourGreen Good Fall Colour 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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