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Turtlehead

Chelone obliqua 'Rosea'

Turtlehead is an excellent, sturdy, vertical perennial with rounded stems, medium texture and deep-green, boldly veined leaves on short stalks.

Turtleheads are native wildflowers that adapt beautifully to garden conditions. 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. Attractive to butterflies. Plants are easily divided in spring.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Blooms late summer to fall

Mature Height:

23-35 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

3-9 Find your zone

Exposure:

Partial Shade

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Begin at 50-55° F to promote new root growth. Keep evenly moist but not overly wet. Prefer filtered light, once plants are actively growing move to 60-65° and fertilize. Plants generally finish in 6-10 weeks based on growing conditions.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 38
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: Low

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in well draining organically rich soil with a neutral to acidic pH. Handle carefully, keep crown of plant just below soil surface and spread roots downward in the pot. Once planted, water immediately to settle the soil around the roots.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Grow in partial shade with moist soil. Will grow in dense shade, or even in full sun if soil is soggy. Tolerates heavy clay soil and will also grow in a bog garden.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.