Gillenia trifoliata (Bowman's Root)

Light/Partial Shade
Soil Type:
Most Types

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Plant Details

A graceful plant for a semi-shade spot in cool, moisture retentive soil. Slender russet-coloured stems, set with small trifoliate leaves carry sprays of narrow-petalled, white flowers which float like moths at dusk in June. When the flowers have gone, reddish-brown calyces remain, quietly attractive for weeks.

Height and spread: 1m x 60cm

Common name(s): Bowman's Root

Picture: A. Barra [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

All our plants are supplied established in pots. We do not sell 'plug plants' because those need to be grown on before planting. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant. We grow everything we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside.