Bowman’s Root

This North American wildflower loves a shady location and will reward you with a brilliant white star shaped flower.  Deadheading the spent blooms will result in another flush of flowers that will carry into the early Summer and further accentuate the bright red stems of the foliage. Medicinally, Native Americans are known to use the dried root as a powdered laxative.

You can divide Bowman’s Root in the early Spring.

Bowman’s Root

Gillenia trifoliata

  • Light Exposure: Partial-full shade
  • Soil Type: Acidic, well draining
  • Height: 2-4′
  • Width: 2-3′
  • Bloom Time: Spring to early Summer
  • Bloom Colour: White, pink
  • Foliage Colour: Green
  • Pests and Disease: Aphids, fungus
  • Landscape Uses: Beds, borders
  • Special Features: Cut flowers, attractive foliage
  • Zone: 4-9

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