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Turtlehead Seeds

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Turtlehead is an easy-to-grow beauty that boasts dense spikes of pure white flowers on richly-green foliage. This native plant plays a vital role in nature – It acts as a host plant for several butterfly variety’s larvae and its nectar attracts winged wildlife. Perennial.

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White Turtlehead Seeds, Chelone glabra, Turtlehead
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Common Name Turtlehead
Botanical Name Chelone glabra
Plant Type Perennials
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color White
Mature Height 24-48" tall
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Ships As Seed
Coverage aprox. 15 square feet
Seeds Per Packet 125
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil, Acidic Soil
Native To North America
Native To Eastern United States and Canada
Native Yes
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Advantages Deer Resistant, Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Cut Flowers, Native, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Is It Storable? Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Canada Yes
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This perennial gets its common name from the pretty white blossoms that resemble a turtle head poking out of its hell. Turtlead prefers moist conditions and full sun to partial shade. The gorgeous white blooms illuminates the garden in the late summer months.
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