fertile, moist, well drained
acid - neutral
northeastern USA and Canada
Gillenia is a genus in the rose family, Rosaceae. of only two species. Both are woodland plants native to the east coast of N-America, where they grow in dry woodlands. They prefer slightly acidic soil.
Division in spring.
Seed - sown in September - November.
Seed covered and stored at 20°C (68°F) for 2-4 weeks and then stored outside until germination. Optimum germination temperature is 5-12°C (40-55°F).
Beautiful woodland plant. Hardy and easy to grow.