Chelone Obliqua or Pink Turtlehead

Turtleheads are native wildflowers that adapt beautifully to garden conditions and will attract butterflies.

In this species, plants form an upright, bushy mound of green foliage, bearing upright stems of large bright-pink hooded flowers beginning in late Summer. Best in a moist or wet site, this also adapts well to average border conditions. Terrific at the waterside. Excellent for cutting. Showy and long lived.

 

 

Sun Exposure:       Full Sun or Partial Shade

Soil Moisture:          Average to Wet

Flower Color:         Deep Pink

Blooming Time:      Late Summer -Early Fall

Foliage Color:         Deep Green

Plant Uses:            Border, Cut Flower, Wildflower

Flower Size:          Large

Height:                   23-35 inches

Spread:                 18-23 inches

Hardiness Zone:    3-9

Attracts:                 Butterflies

Tolerance:              Drought

Resistance:           Deer, Rabbits