Chelone glabra – White Turtlehead

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Water: Medium to Wet
Ideal Light: Part Shade
Soil: Rich, humusy soils
Height: 1 - 4 feet
Bloom time: Mid to Late Summer

Pollinator Benefits: Larval Host for the Baltimore Checkerspot (Euphydryas phaeton). Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.

Care: Usually found along stream banks, rivers, and anywhere with damp ground. Turtlehead flowers are hardy, require minimal maintenance and provide lots of late season color to the landscape.Appreciates a good composted leaf mulch, particularly in sunny areas. Consider pinching back the stem ends in spring to reduce mature plant height, especially if growing plants in strongly shaded areas where they are more likely to need some support. In optimum environments, however, staking is usually not required. Slowly spreads by rhizomes.

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