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Porteranthus stipulatus

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Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Porteranthus (por-ter-AN-thus) (Info)
Species: stipulatus (stip-yoo-LAY-tus) (Info)

Synonym:Gillenia stipulata

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Deciduous
Bronze-Green

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral ilv2grdn On Nov 10, 2013, ilv2grdn from Cross Timbers, MO (Zone 6a) wrote:

Native Americans used this for internal cleansing, a widespread ceremonial custom.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Morrilton, Arkansas
Cross Timbers, Missouri
Frenchtown, New Jersey
Ashley, Pennsylvania
Rice Lake, Wisconsin



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