Turtlehead (Chelone glabra)

Turtlehead (Chelone glabra)

Turtlehead has cream colored flowers that look like turtle’s heads. It prefers soil that get plenty of moisture in sunny areas, especially rain gardens.

Details

Sun:    Full Sun
Moisture:    Wet, Medium-Wet
Height:    5 feet
Blooms:    July, Aug, Sept
Color:    Purplish Blue
Spacing:    24-36″
Zones:    3-8
Benefits:    Butterflies, Pollinators, Hummingbirds

Design Tips

Group in masses in the middle of wet rain gardens.

Companion Plants

Joe Pye Weed
Prairie Blazing Star
New England Aster
Fox Sedge