Turtlehead

$14.95

  • USDA Zones 3 to 8 (Find Your Zone)
  • 2 to 4 Feet Tall
  • Partial Sun
  • Showy, white, tubular 1.5″ flowers
  • Moist, well-drained to seasonally wet soils
  • Attracts Butterflies and Hummingbirds
  • Host plant for Buckeye and the rare Baltimore Checkerspot butterflies
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Description

Chelone glabra, commonly known as Turtlehead for the shape of its blooms, is a flowering herbaceous perennial, whose white flowers bloom August – October. Attractive to many butterflies and hummingbirds, it is the host plant for the rare Baltimore Checkerspot, as well as Buckeye butterflies. Specimens prefer moist, sunny borders and open, moist woodlands; in sunny areas it prefers a good composted leaf mulch. Plant height reaches 2 – 3′ with 1.5 – 2.5′ width.

Photo: NorthCreek Nurseries

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