Chelone glabra /Turtlehead

Chelone glabra  / Chelone glabra
Dark green foliage
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Dark green foliage

Flowers and foliage

Flowers resemble shape of turtlehead

Flowering occurs in late summer and fall

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Scientific Name: Chelone glabra
Common Name: Turtlehead
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade
Drainage: Moist, Wet
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Comments: Become tall and rangy and may require staking. To prevent this pinch tips from the new branches to promote branching and height reduction. Flowers resemble those of snapdragon and reportedly look like a trurlehead. Blossoms attract butterflies.