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Chelone obliqua

Pink Turtlehead

Turtlehead

Comments

A low maintenance and disease resistant variety with an upright growth habit; masses of pink, hooded flowers emerge above dark green toothy foliage; an excellent addition to garden beds, rain gardens or fresh-cut arrangements

Description

A low maintenance and disease resistant variety with an upright growth habit; masses of pink, hooded flowers emerge above dark green toothy foliage; an excellent addition to garden beds, rain gardens or fresh-cut arrangements

Landscape Attributes

Pink Turtlehead is a dense herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

Pink Turtlehead is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting;General Garden Use;Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens;Bog Gardens

Planting & Growing

Pink Turtlehead will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 12 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

Light Requirement:

partial shade

full sun

Moisture:

average to wet

Cold Hardy to Zone:

3a

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

3 feet

3 feet

rich

Deer Resistant:

false

Fall Color

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