Gillenia trifoliata

Bowman’s Root is a native perennial that thrives in shadier areas, but will tolerate full sun. The leaves are 3 parted, simple, oblong, serrated and have a nice burgundy color in the fall. It produces white flowers with slender petals. The flowers will attract native bees. It’s clump forming and will become bushy, but airy. It’s rather unique! They’re often found in mountainous regions with upland, rocky forests but they can be easily grown in shade gardens.

Sun Exposure

Part to Full Shade

Bloom Time

April to July

Soil Moisture

Medium to Dry

Plant Height

2-3 Feet


a wide variety of small native bees!