Chelone or Turtlehead flowers are hardy, require minimal maintenance and provide lots of late season color to the landscape. If you have a moist place in your landscape, these flowers will be right at home, although they are hardy enough to grow in dry soil as well. Many gardeners like growing Chelone around the perimeter of their vegetable gardens, as deer are not interested in them. Their late summer blooms provide plenty of delicious nectar for butterflies and hummingbirds, making them a favorite of nature lovers.
Obliqua Chelone form an upright, bushy mound of green foliage, bearing upright stems of large bright-pink hooded flowers beginning in late summer. Best in a moist or wet site, this also adapts well to average border conditions. Attractive to butterflies.
Height: 30-36 in.
Spacing: 18-24 in.
Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade