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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.

Zones 4 - 8
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Hummingbirds & Butterflies
Hummingbirds & Butterflies
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 24-48" tall
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Size Packet

Plant Information

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.
Common Name Turtlehead
Botanical Name Chelone glabra
Seed Life Cycle 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 covers 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.
Non-GMO Yes
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada Yes


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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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