Chelone Hot Lips

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Thrives in Moist Areas
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.

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Plant Type Perennials

Species lyonii

Height Medium 2-3'

Spacing Plant 1-2' apart

Bloom Time Late Summer to Early Fall

Sun / Shade Half Sun / Half Shade to Full Shade

Zones 4-8

Soil Type Normal, Clay, Sandy

Water Needs High

Sold In Plantable Pots

Special Features

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers

Planting Sites

  • Shade Tolerant
  • Wet Site Tolerant

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. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

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.