Chelone lyonii

Turtlehead

Easy to grow Turtleheads are similar to Penstemons but do well in partial shade. At home beside lakes, streams, ponds and other boggy areas, they require little care besides watering. Hooded lilac-pink flowers are shaped like a turtle's head. Propagate by seed sown in spring or cutting in summer.
Chelone lyonii, Turtlehead
Flowers each look like a turtle's head and are attractive with Japanese Anemone, which also prefers partial shade.

Attributes - Chelone lyonii

Plant Type: Perennial

Bloom Season: Mid Summer through Early Fall

Flower Color: Pink

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 2 ft. to 4 ft.

Width: 2 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Wet Soil. Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Powdery Mildew.

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