Chelone glabra, Turtle Head
A moisture loving plant, Turtle Head, Chelone glabra, adds a splash of white in partly shady gardens or in damp sunny areas. Flowers from early summer until early fall. Numerous white turtle heads appear in abundance on multi stemmed plants. Plants can be cut back in spring to reduce plant height. Missouri native perennial.
Turtle Head makes an excellent ground cover and is an easy grower. It prefers moist soil but is tolerant of many conditions. Turtle Head makes a fantastic addition to rain gardens. Turtle Head attracts hummingbirds, other pollinators, and beneficial insects. Its flowers make lovely fresh cut bouquets.
Plant in full sun to part shade. It will grow in any soil, but performs best in rich soil amended with compost. Although it prefers consistent moisture it will tolerate periods of drought.
Offered in-house and online. Subject to availability.
IMPORTANT ONLINE ORDERING INFORMATION
Due to the overwhelming demand, Online Ordering is now closed. Please visit the nursery for your plant purchases.
IMPORTANT PREORDER INFORMATION – PREORDER IS NOW CLOSED – PREORDER PICKUP UPDATE
Thank your for placing preorders. Preorder is now closed. Some ordered plants are available now, many will be available early to mid April. If you have preordered:
1. When all your plants become available we will call you to schedule a pickup date.
2. Pickup instructions: as soon as you arrive on your scheduled pickup date call 314-707-2492. We will bring it to your car, or you may come in the nursery for pickup.
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