Chelone glabra

$9.99

SKU: PER9-Chelone Glabra

Turtlehead

Height: 2-4ft

Spread: 1-2ft

Light: Part Sun to Full Sun

Bloom Color: White

Zone: 4-8

Size: 1 gal

Native

Spikes of elegant white flowers top shiny green foliage in late summer and early fall. Grows best in moist meadows, stream banks, and swamps. Favorite breeding site for the Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly and preferred pollen source for bumblebees.

Best grown in moist to wet, rich, humusy soils in part shade. Appreciates a good composted leaf mulch, particularly in sunny areas. Consider pinching back the stem ends in spring to reduce mature plant height, especially if growing plants in strongly shaded areas where they are more likely to need some support. In optimum environments, however, staking is usually not required.

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