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Gillenia stipulata

Gillenia stipulata

Synonym(s) Porteranthus stipulatus; spiraea stipulata
Common name American ipecac
Family rosaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z5)
Flowers white (May-June)
Size to 4'
Light part shade

Wildflower. So far it appears to be similar to G. trifoliata (which we've had in the garden for years), with perhaps a bushier habit.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from HPS/MAG '05/'06 exchange. Baggy 70F (4w) - 35F (9w) - 70F (100%G, 5-14d); also seed sowed to pot, held indoors for 4w, then set outside on Dec 25; 85%G by May 23

Apparently easier from seed than G. trifoliata.

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