Gillenia trifoliata
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Gillenia trifoliata

bowman's root

  family rosaceae 
  genus gillenia 

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Genus  Gillenia Species  trifoliata Variety  Cultivar  Common names  bowman's root Family  ROSACEAE Specimen number  S11796 Data source  HtZn p120;Xeri p288
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  2' - 3' Overall spread  2' - 3'
Sunshine  Various Water  Moist to wet Optimal soil texture  Loam Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 04a-10b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 09-02 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Gillenia trifoliata can survive very cold winters with annual averages as low as -30� Fahrenheit. Bowman's root needs summer days with high heat. This plant likes soils that are loamy. It likes moist to wet soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes 
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Gillenia trifoliata is a perennial. Leaves: Bowman's root has lacy tooth-edged leaves. Flowers: This plant has star-shaped flowers surrounded by attractive dark red sepals borne in airy clusters. The blossoms are most often a white color, with an accent in red.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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