chelone lyonii 'hot lips' (pink turtlehead)*

Size: 1 gallon
  • rose-pink, turtlehead-shaped flowers appear on reddish stems
  • oblong leaves emerge a glossy, bronze maturing to dark green
  • bloom time: september to october
  • zone 3
  • height 60-75cm 
  • spread 60-80c
  • colour pink
  • grows best in a moist to wet, rich, humus soil in partial shade
  • pinching back the stems in early summer will help reduce the overall height and increase branching, producing more flowers in late summer
  • full sun, partial sun/shade
  • attracts butterflies
  • bog or water garden
  • (image courtesy of NVK nurseries, NVK holdings inc.)