Bowman’s Root (Gillenia trifoliata)
Herbaceous perennial, perfectly cold-hardy, native to the deciduous forests of southeast through southern US. Traditional low-dose botanical of Native people, used as an emetic as per Ipecacuanha and for treating indigestion, colds asthma and hepatitis. Horticulturally exciting due to its low, mounding shape, multiple starry flowers white with reddish highlights, reddish fall foliage and relative rarity. Plant prefers part shade and forest soils, but will tolerate sunny borders and dryish soils. Relatively difficult from seed--if in a hurry, get the plant.
Feel free to order this plant at any time, but please be aware that we SHIP PLANTS APRIL 1 to AUGUST1 AND SEPTEMBER1 to DEC 1 only. Orders received outside these months will be automatically backordered. Please order seeds separately from plants for easier shipping.
If you have chosen a PLANT* (marked with a *), shipping costs are as follows:
1 to 6 PLANTS* will ship for $14.90
7 to 8 PLANTS* will ship for $19.90 (The shipping may be more if you buy other things in addition to plants.)
For 9 or more PLANTS* or if ordering plants NOT marked with a *, we will contact you with a UPS shipping estimate.