Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Bowman’s Root, Indian Physic

Bowman’s Root, Indian Physic

Gillenia trifoliata (Porteranthus trifoliatus)

Light shade, medium to moderately dry moisture level, rich rocky soil, moderately acid to neutral pH.  2-3 ft. height, blooms late spring to early summer, usually white but occasionally pale pink flowers.

Germination Code:  M.   Difficult to germinate.

Native Region:  Eastern half of Tennessee

Delightful, easy-to-grow plant.  A little sun is OK if soil is moist.  Foliage is green and attractive throughout the summer, and plants color nicely in the fall.  Looks best massed.


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