Pink Turtlehead


  • USDA Zones 3 to 8 (Find Your Zone)
  • Full Sun to Shade
  • Moist to Wet Soils
  • 2 to 4 Feet Tall by 2.5 Feet Wide
  • Pink Flowers in Summer
  • Attracts Bees
  • Attracts Butterflies


Pink Turtlehead, or Chelone lyonii, is an upright, clump-forming perennial native to the Eastern United States. Pink Turtlehead commonly grows in moist woods and along creeks in full sun to part shade. Clumps grow up to 4 feet tall and 3 feet wide. Pink flowers that resemble snap dragon blooms emerge in summer. Flowers attract bees and butterflies.

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