Plant Details: Bowman's Root
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Porteranthus syn. Gillenia stipulatus
This perennial long lived native has clusters of white flowers that have 5" long narrow petals in a star burst arrangement. The flowers are borne in a abundance in Mid-May through out June and measure 1" across. The leaves have double serration giving this species a ferny/feathery look each spring as it appears from its winter dormancy. It prefers well-drained rich soils but will grow anywhere well drained in full sun to full shade. It is very easy to grow with little care and reaches at maturity 3'High x 3'Wide. To this day I still do not understand why gardeners do not appreciate this native species beauty, drought tolerance and ease of culture.
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