Bowman's Root

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Plant Information

Taxonomic Name: Porteranthus trifoliata
Common Name: Bowman's Root
Type: Herbaceous Perennial
Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Bloom Time: May to August
Height: 24-48 inches
Light Requirements: Full sun, Morning sun with afternoon shade
Soil Conditions: Tolerates periodic drought, Average well-drained soil, Tolerates periodic moisture
Flower Color: White
Special Characteristics:
  • Upright, clump-forming, bushy native perennial
  • Adaptable to full sun and part shade
  • Elegant narrow five-petaled white flowers
  • Foliage has a burgundy hue in spring, fades out to green then goes back to burgundy in fall
  • Also known by Gillenia trifoliata
  • Leave up for winter interest