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Pink turtlehead is a good choice for wet meadows and pond edges.

Pink turtlehead is a good choice for wet meadows and pond edges. Typical inventory plug USDA, NRCS. 2012. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 5 October 2012). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

Chelone lyonii 'Hot Lips'

Pink turtlehead

Selected for its red stems, ‘Hot Lips’ has medium pink flower spikes shaped like a turtle’s head. A beautiful plant for wet meadows and at pond edges.

The genus name Chelone has its roots in Greek mythology. Supposedly, Chelone was a nymph who insulted the gods and was turned into a turtle as punishment.  


Height:

2-3 Ft

Spread:

1 Ft

USDA Hardiness Zone:

5-8

Bloom Color:

Medium Pink

Chelone lyonii 'Hot Lips' Characteristics

Exposure

  • Full Sun to Partial Shade

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant

Attracts Wildlife

  • Butterflies

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Moist to Wet

Attributes

  • Cut Flower

Flowering Months

  • September
  • August

Foliage Color

  • Green