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White Turtlehead

SKU: AM014782
per Plant - 3" Pot
No longer available this season.
White Turtlehead features a tall spiky flower, similar to a snapdragon, but with a tighter, boxier bloom that upon closer inspection does look just like a turtle's head! Set against dark green foliage, these extraordinary blooms come into their own in late summer, when many other plants have passed. Makes an excellent addition to natural gardens and along streams. Turtlehead is deer resistant, attracts butterflies and thrives in part shade to full sun. (Chelone glabra)
key features
Botanical Name
Chelone glabra
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Native, Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height
24-48" tall
Bloom Time
Late summer to fall


The turtleheads are favorite No. 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.