Gillenia trifoliata / Bowman's Root
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Gillenia trifoliata / Bowman's Root


    Gillenia trifoliata, commonly known as Bowman's root or Indian physic, is a perennial herbaceous plant that belongs to the Rosaceae family. It is native to the eastern United States and can be found in woodlands, meadows, and prairies.

    The plant grows up to 2-3 feet tall and has an erect stem with deeply lobed, toothed leaves that are arranged in whorls of three. The leaves turn bronze in the fall, adding a lovely touch of color to the landscape. From late spring to early summer, it produces delicate, star-shaped, white flowers that are held in loose clusters on tall, wiry stems. The flowers are about 1 inch in diameter and have five petals that are slightly curved backward, giving them a delicate and graceful appearance.

    Gillenia trifoliata is a versatile plant that can be grown in a range of soil types, including sandy, loamy, and clay soils, and can tolerate dry conditions. It prefers partial shade to full sun and is a great addition to woodland gardens, rock gardens, and naturalized areas. It is also an excellent choice for attracting bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds to the garden.

    Overall, Gillenia trifoliata is a beautiful and easy-to-grow perennial that adds an elegant touch to any garden or landscape. Its delicate white flowers, attractive foliage, and ability to thrive in a range of conditions make it a popular choice for many gardeners.

    Height 90cm
    Width 90cm
    Bloom Time July-Aug
    Zone 4