chelone glabra (turtlehead) native*

Size: 1 gallon

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  • AKA chelone oblique 'alba'
  • predominantly white flowers are sometimes tinged with pink
  • flowers are hooded and look similar to snapdragons
  • sturdy, square stems hold glossy, lance-shaped leaves, up to 10 cm in length
  • bloom time: july to september
  • genus name is derived from the greek word chelone meaning 'tortoise'
  • zone 5
  • height 60-90cm
  • spread 40-50cm
  • colour white
  • grows best in a moist to wet, rich, humus soil, in partial shade
  • naturally found in moist meadows, along stream banks or in swamps
  • chelone will benefit from a midsummer pruning to promote a more compact plant and better branching habit
  • full sun, partial sun/shade
  • attracts butterflies
  • bog or water garden
  • native to ontario
  • (image courtesy of NVK nurseries, NVK holdings inc.)