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Turtlehead

Chelone obliqua

Also known as

Twisted Shell Flower

Full Sun
Frequent watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

50cm

50cm

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Turtlehead Overview

This is a rosette perennial which is native to south eastern USA. It will bear opposite lance-shaped to elliptic, dark green leaves with pinky-purple flowers produced in late summer to the autumn.

Common problems with Turtlehead

How to propagate Turtlehead

Cuttings

Dividing clumps in early spring, from cuttings in summer or seed in spring or autumn.

Division

Seed

Other uses of Turtlehead

Borders. Garden plant.