Turtlehead Hot Lips

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Latin Name: Chelone lyonii 'Hot Lips'

Height: 24 - 48 inches

Spread: 24 - 36 inches

Sunlight: Full Sun; Part Sun; Part Shade

Bloom Time: August to September

Hardiness Zone: 3-8


Turtleheads perform best when grown in moist locations. Dark green foliage is a nice contrast to the reddish stems. The common name comes from the rosy pink flowers, which are resemble turtle heads. Blooms can be cut and enjoyed fresh. This plant is a nativar. Due to its moisture requirement, this plant can be planted near the edges of water.

Attracts: Butterflies

Other Names: Pink Turtle Head