Pink Turtlehead (Chelone Galbra) also known as Rose Turtlehead, Red Turtlehead or Turtle Head Plant, has lovely, glossy-green foliage with serrated leaves and a bushy, upright habitat. The word 'Chelone' translates to the word tortoise and some think the bloom resembles an open mouthed turtle head. Pink Turtlehead is a beautiful plant that attracts butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden. Pink Turtlehead looks great when planted in your terrestrial garden as well as in your water garden! Pink Turtlehead blooms late summer into autumn when other flowers are fading.
Height Grows 1 - 2 feet or taller
Width Spreads 18 - 24 inches
Sunlight Requirements Full sun to part sun / part shade
Moisture Requirements Moist soil
Bloom Lovely, bright pink blooms late summer into fall
Zone Hardy in zones 5 - 9
Plant in your terrestrial garden using moist, soil with plenty of compost. Plant in full sun or part sun / part shade. It is important for you to keep the soil moist in your terrestrial garden. When planting for pond use, use loam soil and plant in containers and place in full sun or part sun / part shade. Great additions to stream beds, ponds, bog areas or rain gardens. Roots may be in water but foliage must be kept above the surface of the water. Pink Turtlehead spreads by rhizome.
Pondmegastore Tip Not only does Turtlehead attract butterflies and hummingbirds--it is also a host plant for butterflies.