Gillenia trifoliata

9cm pot £6.99
available to order from summer
3 x 9 cm pots £20.97 £18.00
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Buy Gillenia trifoliata bowman's root: Charming, star shaped white flowers

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained, neutral to slightly acidic soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A charming perennial that bears masses of delicate, star-shaped white flowers in midsummer. In autumn, the pretty, three-leafed foliage turns fiery red and the winter seedheads are a bonus too. Lovely towards the front of a shady woodland border, where the flowers can be appreciated.

  • Garden care: Divide congested plants in spring or autumn. Protect young shoots from slug attack.

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Notes on Gillenia trifoliata

"Understated and elegant, spidery white flowers held in russet-red cups on long wiry stems - they bend towards light underpinned by three-leaflets - the shady equivalent of breathy gypsophila"

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Pretty, delicate, and survived the winter


Delicate little lants for a shady border, survived the winter


South West


I would definitely buy this plant again


The plant is very attractive when in flower and it flowers for several weeks

Gardening Granny





Grew well hope it gets through winter 1st year so can't comment on hardiness




Good plant


True to description


Milton Keynes


I seem to have made the perfect choice (phew)


I'm NOT an expert gardener and maybe a third of what I do fails over the years! But I chose this to grow under a tall rose (Gertrude Jekyll) that has a bare patch underneath it and this has been such a success. Growing strongly again its second year and so delicately pretty. It fills the space brilliantly, the pink buds tone with the rose and then they turn into lovely white stars floating in the attractive foliage. I'm thrilled.




Pretty and delicate.


Pretty and delicate flowers which bloom in the shade. They also grow well , i,e I haven't managed to kill them off.


South Easr



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2006 Planting Chelsea Flower Show enquiry Hi, I see you have plants available for the current show, but do you have a plant list for the 2006 award winner (Daily Telegraph,Tom Stuart Smith) available as I am interested in buying some of these plants? Thank you for your time, Kelly

kelly mackenzie

Hello Kelly, He did use a lot of plants in his garden - here is a list which includes most. Allium Purple Sensation Anthriscus Ravens Wing Aquilegia Ruby Port Astrantia Claret Carex testacea Cirsium rivulare atropurpureum Dahlia Dark Desire Euphorbia Fireglow Geranium Lily Lovell Geranium phaeum Samobor Geranium Phillipe Valpelle Geranium psilostemmon Geum Princess Juliana Gillenia trifoliata Hakonechloa macra Iris Dusky Challenger Iris Dutch Chocolate Iris Sultan's Palace Iris Superstition Iris Supreme Sultan Knautia macedonica Lavandula angustifolia Nepeta subsessilis Washfield Nepeta Walkers low Purple fennel - Giant Bronze Rodgersia pinnata Superba Rodgersia podophylla Salvia Mainacht Sedum matrona Stachys byzantina Stipa arundinacea (syn.Anemanthele lessoniana) Stipa gigantea Tulip Abu Hassan Tulip Ballerina Tulip Queen of Night Verbascum Helen Johnston I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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