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Chelone obliqua

Chelone obliqua - Pink Turtlehead

More About Chelone obliqua

  • Rose-pink, turtlehead-shaped flowers are held on reddish stems
  • Fine-toothed, lance-shaped, dark green leaves form on sturdy, square stems
  • Bloom Time: Late summer to October

Zone:

3

Height:

80-90 cm

Spread:

50-60 cm

Colour:

Pink
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Pink Turtlehead Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in a moist to wet, rich, humus soil, in partial shade. Pinching back the stems early in summer will help reduce the overall height and increase branching, producing more flowers in late summer. 


Chelone obliqua Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
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
Fall

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Naturalizing

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