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Pink Turtlehead

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Pink Turtlehead

Chelone lyonii

Best grown in medium to wet, rich, humusy soils in full sun to part shade. Appreciates a good composted leaf mulch, particularly in full sun areas. Consider pinching back the stem ends in spring to reduce mature plant height, especially if growing plants in strongly shaded areas where they are more likely to need some support.  

Growing Conditions

Height 24" to 36"
Light Requirements Full sun part shade
Bloom time July to September
Zone 3 to 8

Additional Info

Some susceptibility to mildew

If grown in too much shade, plants may need some support


All info from Missouri Botanical Garden