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Plant Description

White Turtlehead, also known as Turtlehead Plant, is an upright growing plant with delightful, glossy, green, serrated leaves. The flowers are white with a slight blush over the bud and resemble snapdragons. The name 'chelone' translates to the word tortoise, and some think the blooms resemble an open mouthed turtle head. These blooms attract butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden! Beautiful in terrestrial gardens as well as in water gardens!

Height  1 - 2' tall or taller

Width  18 - 24" wide

Sunlight Requirements  Full sun to part sun/part shade

Moisture Requirements  Moist soil

Bloom  Blooms late summer into fall, flowers are 1 - 2" in length

Zone  5 - 9

 

Planting Instructions

 

When planting in your terrestrial garden, use moist soil with lots of compost and plant in full sun to part sun/ part shade. When placing these plants in the pond, use loam soil, and plant in full sun to part sun/ part shade.  White Turtlehead is great for bog areas, rain gardens, stream beds and in your pond. Make sure only the roots are in water, keep foliage out of the water. For fuller plants, pinch back center stems.These perennial plants spread by rhizome. For all of your aquatic pond plants--we recommend Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabbs + Humates for robust plants and best bloom!

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