Gillenia trifoliata (syn. Porteranthus trifoliatus) – Bowman’s root, Indian-physic
This is another North American beauty for the shade garden. Not too often cultivated on its native grounds (talking Canada), but it holds an Award of Garden Merit from RHS :) which means it has worldwide appreciation.
Medium height, bushy perennial with deep green, healthy foliage that will turn bronze-reddish in the fall. Any shaded spot in the garden would lighten up in June when Bowman’s root is flowering!
Common names derive from the former medicinal use of the dry root (laxative, emetic). Not difficult to grow from seeds.