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Turtlehead

Botanical Name
Chelone lyonii
Min Zone
3
Max Zone
8
Height
2 to 4 feet
Width
18 to 30 inches
Flowers
Late summer to early fall: pink, white
Light
Full sun to part shade
Soil
Moist to wet, organic
Planting & Care
  • Plants grown in too much shade will flop over and may need support
  • Pinch back in spring to promote a sturdier, more bushy habit
  • Provide a consistently moist environment
  • Divide in spring or fall
Problems
None serious
Varieties
  • Hot Lips - pink flowers, 1-3 feet, stems emerge purple-bronze

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