White Turtlehead

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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)
Zones 4 - 8
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Deer Resistant
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size24-48" tall , 12-24" wide
Bloom TimeLate summer to fall
SizePlant - 3" Pot
SKUAM014782

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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Plant Information
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.
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SKUAM014782
Item Package Size
Plant - 3" Pot
Common Name
Turtlehead
Botanical Name
Chelone glabra
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color
White
Mature Height
24-48" tall
Estimated Mature Spread
12-24" wide
Bloom Time
Late summer to fall
Planting Depth
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Advantages
Attract Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Native
Additional Information
Will Arrive in a Dormant Condition in the Fall
Planting Time
Fall
Item Unit
Plant
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
No
Planting & Care

When White Turtlehead (Chelone glabra) arrives in the fall, it will be in a dormant state. They have healthy full root systems even below the pots. (The plants were growing all summer but had a necessary 'haircut' for travel, leaving bare stems as the foliage and flowers were trimmed away). White Turtlehead has hollow stems and are cut tall so that water will not get all the way to the crown over the winter, causing them to rot. For this reason it is best to leave the sticks "as is" till next spring.

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