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Rosea Turtlehead

SKU: AM014980
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'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)
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Botanical Name
Chelone obliqua Rosea
Native, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Cut Flowers
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet
Mature Height
24-36" tall
Mature Spread
16-24" wide
Bloom Time
Late summer to fall


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.