GILLENIA trifoliata

Large
Part shade
White
Reasonable soil
Summer
RHS Award of Garden Merit
Bee friendly
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Description

Height x Spread: 100cm x 75cm

Delicate, pure white, starry flowers flutter like butterflies on tall, red stems with mid-green leaves. An added bonus is the fiery red colour its foliage turns in autumn.  A magnet for bees and butterflies.

This captivating plant is much sought after for its ability to bring lightness and elegance to a partially shaded border.  It looks equally at home in a naturalistic woodland scheme and cuts well for arrangements.  It performs best in rich, neutral to slightly acidic free draining soil, that retains some moisture.  It prefers a partially shaded location, but as long as the plant is shaded during the warmest part of the day, it can cope with more sun.