A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants
Midwestern Indian Physic, American Ipecac
Gillenia stipulata (Porteranthus stipulata)
Part shade, moderately wet to moderately dry moisture level, prefers rich soil but tolerant of a wide range of soils including clay, acidic to neutral pH. 2-3 ft. height, blooms spring to early summer, white flowers.
Germination Code: C(60)
Native Region: Statewide but concentrated in Highland Rim and parts of Ridge and Valley provinces
Great garden plant. Appearance similar to Gaura but this plant favors part shade. Will grow in full sun but requires shade at the hottest part of the day.