Exposure
Part sun
Shade
Soil Moisture Needs
Wet
Growth Rate in the Garden
Medium
Critter Resistance
Rabbit Resistant
Deer Resistant
Nature Attraction
Butterflies
Amphibians
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Fall
Foliage Attribute
Fall Interest
Bloom Color
Pink
Attributes
East Coast Native
Good Cut Flowers
Tolerates wet sites
Long Blooming
Water Requirements
Prefers consistent soil moisture
Plant in or around water or bog gardens
Riverbend Nursery (M.S.)

Chelone lyonii 'Hot Lips'

Turtlehead

Whimsically shaped bright pink flowers resemble the head of a turtle. Showy foliage emerges bronze-green with red stems and eventually matures to a lustrous deep green. Use for moist border areas, naturalizing along water.

Will tolerate wet locations
Native

Height:

24-36 Inches

Spacing:

18-24"

Additional:

Plant in or around water or bog gardens.

Hardiness Zone:

3-8

Bloom Time:

Late Summer-Fall

Bloom Color:

Bright pink.

Chelone (che-lo'-nee)

Family: Scrophulariaceae · Common Name: Turtlehead

Unique flowers in shades of rose and white attract butterflies and provide late-season color in shaded or woodland gardens. Grows well in moist or average soil; needs more moisture in full sun.

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