Chelone glabra
(turtlehead)
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Category: Herbaceous Plants

Photo Credits: Andy Szatko

Additional Species:

C. lyonii ‘Hot Lips,’ smaller, more compact plant with deep pink flowers

Height: 24 – 36 inches


Spread:  18 inches


Location: Bottom, Sides


Native Status: MO, IA


Comments & Cautions:
attracts hummingbirds and butterflies; highly organic soil with good moisture is beneficial


Recommended For:

  • Bioretention and Rain Gardens

This plant prefers that the level of moisture in your soil be: Wet or Moist or Average

This plant prefers Loam or Clay soil.

The plant DOES NOT have a salt tolerance.


Bloom and Interest Season:

Jan
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June
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Dec

Plant Form

dense and upright

Foliage

dark green shiny leaves, almost leathery

Flowers

terminal clusters of white tubular flowers resembling turtle heads; August-October

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