Porteranthus trifoliatus Gillenia Bowman's Root

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Porteranthus trifoliatus, also known as Bowman's Root, produces a haze of creamy white, 5-petaled flowers above attractive, dark red stems from late spring to early summer. The foliage resembles a shrub-like mound of narrow, serrated green leaves. 

Porteranthus trifoliatus is a deciduous native to the Eastern United States, growing best in full to partial shade with average amount of moisture in well-draining soil. Bowman's Root will grow among tree roots if provided with layers of organic mulch. It is deer-resistant. 

Porteranthus trifoliatus Bowman's Root spreads out from wherever it takes root, making it excellent for naturalizing and massing. Its unique flower shape and stem color would add a fresh twist to flower bouquets!


  • Common Names: Bowman's Root
  • Light Requirements: Part Shade to Shade

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Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info

Spring 2023 Shipping Schedule:

Zones 9, 10: Starting Mon. March 20th
Zone 8: Starting Mon. March 27th
Zone 7: Starting Mon. April 3rd
Zone 6: Starting Mon. April 17th
Zone 5: Starting Mon. May 1st
Zones 2, 3, 4: Starting Mon. May 8th

If you'd like to receive your plants now, you can request it in the 'shipping requests' box on the order or email us. (Please note that we will not ship dormant plants, and we do not offer any sort of guarantee for plants overwintering.)

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We ship via UPS & USPS (the Post Office), and their ship rates are automatically generated through our site. We do not profit on shipping costs. We are working with these providers to get our customers the best rates possible.

All ship times are subject to change if extreme weather conditions are present here at the nursery or at the shipping destination.

Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

We are currently not able to ship to Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and outside of the US.