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Chelone glabra (White Turtlehead)

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Flowers are white, often with a touch of pink, resembling turtle's heads. Each is about an inch long, arranged in clusters in axils of dark green leaves, all along upright stems. In the wild, this plant grows near water, but will adapt to normal garden conditions as long as not too dry. Plants grow in clumps, in light shade.

Chelone glabra (White Turtlehead)

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The flowers are white, often with a touch of pink, and resemble turtle's heads. Each is about an inch long, arranged in clusters in the axils of the dark green leaves, all along the upright stems. In the wild, this plant grows near water, but will adapt to normal garden conditions as long as not too dry. The plants grow in clumps, and do well in light shade.

Additional Information

Name Chelone glabra (White Turtlehead)
Nursery Only No
Plant Height 24-36 in
Plant Width 15-18 in
Zone 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Hardy to Temp -35°F
Sun Requirements Part Shade
Soil Moisture Average, Moist, well-drained
Bloom Color White
Fragrant No
Bloom Season Late (July-August), Fall (September-October
Foliage Color Dark Green
Plant Size Selector Medium Perennial (1-2 ft)
Plant Type Herbaceous Perennial
Deer Resistant No
Wildlife Value Bees, Birds, Butterflies
U.S. Native Yes
New Offering No
Genus Chelone
Species glabra
Common Name White Turtlehead
RareFind Exclusive No
Rare Plant No
Catalog Category Perennials