Gillenia trifoliata (Porteranthus)

Indian Bow root is an  extremely elegant perennial native to the eastern U. S.. trifoliate divided handsome leaves rise up on stems that support a myriad of small delicate pure white flowers in May/June. The foliage remains handsome following bloom and in autumn turns raspberry red  and holding before falling down. Slowly increasing clumps in rich soil with regular summer moisture. Full sun  to quite a bit of high overhead shade. Long lived carefree perennial. Extremely cold hardy. Winter deciduous. To 3′ tall forming an expanding clump to 2′ wide. Very easy to grow North American native perennial that has a very long life span as well. Regular H20 increases bloom amount and time. Wonderful between bright blooming rhododendrons and Cistus. A regal wildflower.

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