'Rosea' Turtlehead will burst into bloom in late summer, when most other flowers have faded. This gorgeous native has showy, rose-pink clusters of unusual blooms (said to resemble open-mouthed turtles) that sit atop 2-3' tall plants with leafy green foliage. Beautiful when planted en masse, and tolerant of moist soils and wetlands, Turtlehead makes a unique addition to full sun and part shade gardens. Deer and rabbit resistant. (Chelone obliqua)
The turtleheads are favorite North American wildflowers for moist shaded areas. They love streambanks and thickets, and add fascinating bloom to the scene with their unusual turtle head-shaped flowers.
Item Package Size
Bag of 1
Chelone obliqua Rosea
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Estimated Mature Spread
Late summer to fall
Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Boldly veined leaves on short stalks.
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Average, Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Easy To Grow, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Native, Low Maintenance, Good For Cut Flowers
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