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Chelone lyonii Hot Lips

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$10.95 $5.47 (50% off) $5.25 ea. (3+ discount)

In stock for Spring 2017

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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.

Details

Item Code: CHHL
Type: Perennials
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   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay, Sandy
Flower: Rose
Accent: Pink
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • 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.

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.