Gillenia (syn. Porteranthus) trifoliata 'Pink Profusion'
Did we mean to infer that this is a PINK Gillenia???? Why yes, we did. And it is. Pink, definitely pink. An exciting offering of a dandy variant on a choice eastern native. Pink Bowman's Root will get 24"-30" tall with multiple stems sporting an airy array of pink flowers. Great fall color as well.
Gillenia stipulata syn. Porteranthus stipulatus
American Ipecac. Back in the good old days, this had usage as both an emetic and laxative. Tempting as this might be, we have other options now and can simply enjoy this hardy perennial for its excellent ornamental qualities. This rivals Bowman's Root, Gillenia trifolia, but is improved by its more finely cut leaves with persistent, small bract-like stipules creating a very fine texture with white flowers. Thanks to Mark Oppenheimer for sharing.