White Turtlehead

White Turtlehead

Chelone glabra

Height: 12

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

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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. The leaves are coarsely toothed and dark green. This is the host plant for the Baltimore Checkerspot butterfly, but is attractive to many other pollinators. Once established, its erosion and wet soil tolerant. White Turtlehead can be used in a rain garden or to naturalize an area. Blooms late summer to early fall along streams and swampy areas.

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 3.5 × 3.5 × 12 in
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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