Turtlehead

Chelone obliqua

Turtlehead - Chelone obliqua

Common Name: Turtlehead
Genus: Chelone
Species: obliqua

Category: Aquatic & Bog Garden Plants
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.00 m (100 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.45 m (45 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Pink
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: August to October

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Clay/Heavy
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained




    Upright spikes of pink tubular flowers held in whorls on leafy stems from August to October. These showy perennials are perfect for providing vertical interest in the late-summer border or bog garden. Flourishing in deep fertile moist soil they're a valuable choice for planting up areas of heavy clay.

    Garden care: Lift and divide congested colonies in mid- to late autumn or spring.