PLANT BASE

Chelone glabra

White turtlehead

Height
Spread
Growth
habit
3-8
2-4'
2-3'
Form                           Lifecycle              Hardiness zone*
Upright, clumping
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, Sand
Acidic (pH<6.8)
Soil Preference
Consistently moist, organically rich, well-draining
HABITAT & NATIVE RANGE
Wetlands, open wooded bottomlands, creek and pond banks, low meadows, wet ditches, lowlands, marshes, and fens
North America, east of the Mississippi river
ENVIRONMENTAL TOLERANCE
Flooding, Wet soil, Erosion
BROWSE TOLERANCE
Flooding, Wet soil, Erosion
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
Dry soils and/or poor circulation can cause mildew
COMPANION PLANTS
False aster, Cardinal flower, Great blue lobelia, Woodland sunflower
COMPANION TREES & SHRUBS
NOTES

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