White Turtlehead (Chelone Glabra)

Smiling Sun Gardens

Regular price $6.00

Creamy white snapdragon like flowers in tight heads at the top of the plant give a fresh display in late summer (August and September). Flowers resemble a turtle’s head. Attractive shiny dark green foliage really sets of the flowers and creates a good backdrop for earlier flowering plants. The major host of the Baltimore butterfly (when within butterfly species’s range) — a large black butterfly with white and orange spots.

Native Environment: Wetland / Stream Edge
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Hardiness Zone: 3 to 8
USDA Symbol: chgl2
Height: 2 to 3 feet
Spread: 2 to 3 feet
Color: White
Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade
Bloom Period: August to October
Soil Moisture: Moist, Wet
Nature Attracting: Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Birds
Special Uses: Rain Gardens / Erosion Control
Tolerate: Erosion, Wet Soil


Larval Host: Baltimore Checkerspot