PLANT BASE

Chelone lyonii

Pink turtlehead

Height
Spread
Growth
habit
3-8
2-4'
1.5-2.5'
Form                           Lifecycle              Hardiness zone*
Stalks, Colonies
Flower
Perennial

APPEARANCE
Bloom time
Bloom color
July-September
Violet/ pinkish
USE FOR
Seasonal interest
ENVIRONMENT
Terminal clusters
Light
Water
Soil
Soil pH
Clay, Loam
Adaptable
Soil Preference
Rich, moist, hummusy
HABITAT & NATIVE RANGE
Woodland, rich and wet soils
Eastern North America to Georgia and Mississippi, introduced in New England
ENVIRONMENTAL TOLERANCE
Erosion, Wet soil, Flooding, Clay soil
BROWSE TOLERANCE
Erosion, Wet soil, Flooding, Clay soil
Tolerance to browse by animals typically happens once plants are established. Young plants may still be quite susceptible.
SUGGESTED MAINTENANCE & COMMON PROBLEMS
Divide every 2-3 years, don't add thick mulch as will cause rot
Mildew susceptibility with dry soils and poor circulation
COMPANION PLANTS
Great blue lobelia,Blue mist flower,Ostritch fern
COMPANION TREES & SHRUBS
NOTES

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