Chelone glabra – White turtlehead

An important host plant providing larval food and nectar for butterflies, bumblebees, and ruby-throated hummingbirds.

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Commonly called turtlehead, this perennial has white snapdragon-like flowers and dark-green foliage.  It works well in damp locations and are pest and disease resistant.   Blooms late summer and fall.

“The complex hooded flowers (looks like) curious little turtles emerging cautiously from their colorful shells.”  Growing and Propagating Wildflowers , William Cullina

Height: 2-3 ft

Sun: Partial shade

Water: Medium to wet

Bloom color: White with pink tinge

Bloom time: August to October

Additional information

1-gallon, 1-quart