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White Turtlehead

White Turtlehead

Chelone glabra

Featured Plant Category: Pollinator Plants, Rain Gardens, Shade Tolerant

Height: 2 to 3'

Container Size: Quart

Bloom Time: August to October

Bloom Color: White

Soil Moisture: Medium to Wet

Soil Type: Rich, humusy .

Light Requirements: Part shade

Hardiness Zone: 3,4,5,6,7,8

Other Names: balmony, snake mouth, shellflower, fish mouth, bitter herb, codhead

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$9.99

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Description

White Turtlehead is a leafy-stemmed plant known for its hooded, snapdragon-like white flowers. It gets its name from the flower’s resemblance to a turtle’s beak. The leaves are coarsely toothed and dark green. This is an important native host plant for the beautiful Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly (pictured above), but is attractive to many other pollinators. Once established, it gains tolerance to erosion and wet soil. White Turtlehead can be used in a rain garden or to naturalize an area.


 

Additional information

Height

2 to 3'

Container Size

Quart

Bloom Time

August to October

Bloom Color

White

Soil Moisture

Medium to Wet

Soil Type

Rich, humusy .

Light Requirements

Part shade

Hardiness Zone

3,4,5,6,7,8

Other Names

balmony, snake mouth, shellflower, fish mouth, bitter herb, codhead

Shipping Information

We now ship from two locations!

Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.

Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.

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