- Partial Sun (5 - 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 2 - 3 Feet
- Mature Spread 2 - 3 Feet
- Growing Zones 4 - 8
North American native plants are some of the easiest plants to use in the home garden. Typically little maintenance or feeding needs to be done for natives as long as they are planted in their preferred situation. Bowman’s Root is one such native plant. Once it is planted, little needs to be done. Native bees and other pollinators will magically appear when Bowman’s Root in bloom. The added bonus of red fall foliage make this a must have plant for any naturalized garden spot.
Bowman’s Root has a very open and free flowing shape. The blooms are light and airy, dancing on red stems through the summer. As the blooms fade the red stems stay around to support the dark brown seedheads. Deer and pest resistant. Pair Bowman’s Root with other woodland natives such as Penstemons, Blue Eyed Grass and Campion.
Bowman’s Root Care
Bowman’s Root prefers moist, humus rich soil that is well drained. Mulching on a regular basis with organic compost or leaves will help to boost soil moisture retention and fertility. A full sun to part shade place in the garden will encourage the most blooming. Supplemental irrigation must be provided in the first few years. Establishment can be a little difficult if Bowman’s Root is not properly watered early on.
Herbaceous perennials completely die back to the ground each fall, and shoot into full growth the following spring and summer. The best time to clear away the old foliage is early in the spring as the new growth starts. The old foliage will provide an extra layer of mulch and insulation for plants grown in the coldest of the hardiness zones. Fertilizing is not recommended.
Bowman’s Root Spacing
The mature height and width of Bowman’s Root is 2-3 feet. Spacing plants at 3 feet on center is recommended. Dividing every 3-4 years may be necessary to keep plants growing vigorously.
Native Bowman's Root Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8|
|Plant Type: Perennials|
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun (5 - 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 2 - 3 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 2 - 3 Feet|
|Spacing: 2 - 3 Feet|
|Habit: Clumping, Spreading|
|Flower Color(s): White|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous, Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green, Red|
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering|
|Resists: Deer, Disease, Pests & Insects|
|Attracts: Bees, Butterflies|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Hedges & Privacy, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance, Native to North America|
|Brand: American Beauties Native Plants|
|Common Name: Native Bowman's Root|
|Scientific Name: PORTERANTHUS TRIFOLIATUS|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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