Chelone lyonii ‘Hot Lips’

Turtlehead
USDA Zone: 3-9
Turtleheads are native wildflowers that adapt beautifully to garden conditions. In this selection, plants form an upright, bushy mound of shiny green foliage, bronzy-green early in the season. In late summer, plants form upright stems of large rosy-pink hooded flowers. Best in a moist or wet site, this also adapts well to average border conditions. Terrific at the waterside. Excellent for cutting. Showy and long lived. Attractive to butterflies. Plants are easily divided in spring.

Sun Exposure   Full Sun or Partial Shade

Soil Type Clay

Soil pH Neutral or Alkaline or Acid

Soil Moisture Average or Moist or Wet

Care Level   Easy

Flower Color Deep Pink

Blooming Time   Late Summer   Early Fall   Mid Fall

Foliage Color Deep Green

Plant Uses & Characteristics
Accent: Good Texture/Form   Attracts Butterflies
Border    Cut Flower
Massed    Waterside
Wild Flower

Flower Head Size   Large

Height 23-35 inches

Spread 18-23 inches

Foot Traffic None

Growth Rate  Medium