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Chelone glabra - White turtle head

Native Wetland Plants

Chelone glabra

White turtle head

More About White turtle head

  • Accent specimen - white color late summer into fall
  • Deep green foliage on stiff upright stems with lance shaped leaves

Chelone glabra, White turtle head, is a deer resistant perennial perfect for shaded or woodland gardens with moist soil.  Striking white snapdragon like flowers are a great addition to the garden in late summer & early fall when color may be lacking from many other plants. Butterflies & native bees will enjoy the nectar from the 2-3' stiffly upright stalks of 2-lipped flowers resembling a turtle head. Chelone glabra is a perfect companion to Physostegia (Obedient Plant).

Bloom Color

White

Chelone glabra Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Sun
Partial Shade
Mature Height
2' - 4'
Spread Characteristics
Rhizomatous - Slow
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Fall
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Pond Zonation
Flood Plain - Upland
Foliage Color
Green
Wildlife Benefits
Bees/Pollinators
Butterflies
Food
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Wetland Indicator Status
OBL
Plant Type
Bog/Marsh
Flowering Perennial
Attributes
Container
Cut Flower
Mass Planting
Native
Naturalizing
Ornamental Flower
Rain Garden
Specimen
USDA Hardiness Zone
5
6
7
8
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