Chelone lyonii Hot Lips

Pink Turtlehead

Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 2-3' (Plant 1-2' apart)
Bloom Time: Late Summer to Early Fall
Sun-Shade: Half Sun/ Half Shade to Full Shade
Zones: 4-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay, Sandy
Flower / Accent: Rose / Pink
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
Fascinating snapdragon-like flowers over spreading plants. Blossoms are said to resemble the heads of open mouthed turtles. Rosy-pink flowers provide late season color that graces the glossy, fine toothed foliage. Chelone is an ideal plant for the middle-of-the-border. Will provide a nice contrast for dwarf shrubs.

Features to Note:

  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Wet Site Tolerant
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Web Exclusive

Chelone General Information:

These plants are late risers in the spring. Thrives in poorly drained sites - prefers shade, woodland, or bog gardens. Planting in irregular groups gives masses of flower and foliage.

Chelone Plant Care:

Prune or pinch in early spring to control height and promote bushiness. These plants prefer highly organic soil and consistent moisture. Can be divided every 2-3 years or in spring or after flowering in fall. Seedheads are attractive so they can be left on for added winter interest. If you prefer to control self-sowing, cut entire plant to ground during fall cleanup.

$10.95 ea.
(3+) $10.50 ea.
Ships: Spring 2017
Plant Code: CHHL