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Chelone glabra

Also called Snakeshead


Chelone glabra - Turtlehead

More About Chelone glabra

  • AKA Chelone oblique 'Alba'
  • Predominantly white flowers are sometimes tinged with pink
  • Flowers are hooded and look similar to snapdragons
  • Sturdy, square stems hold glossy, lance-shaped leaves, up to 10 cm in length
  • Bloom Time: July to September
  • Flower Size: 2.5 cm

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Genus name is derived from the Greek word chelone meaning 'tortoise'.

Zone:

5

Height:

60-90 cm

Spread:

40-50 cm

Colour:

White
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Turtlehead Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in a moist to wet, rich, humus soil, in partial shade. Naturally found in moist meadows, along stream banks or in swamps. Chelone will benefit from a midsummer pruning to promote a more compact plant and better branching habit. 


Chelone glabra Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Bog or water garden
Bog or water garden

Soil Moisture

Moist to Wet Soils
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Naturalizing
Woodland/woods edge

 Suitable Substitutions for Chelone glabra

Get more info on Chelone glabra 'Black Ace'

Chelone glabra 'Black Ace'

White Turtlehead