Turtlehead (Chelone glabra 'Black Ace')

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 3 to 4 feet but can reach 6 feet in height with optimal growing conditions
Plant Spread: 2 to 3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Other: New leaves emerge dark green with blackish shades, losing the blacks shades by mid to late summer
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Propagation: Other methods: Division

Planted Fall 2015

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Location: Scarborough, ONDate: 2016-09-12Planted Fall 2015
By MissMew
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MissMew On June 9, 2019 Maintenance performed
Cut back
MissMew On June 3, 2018 Transplanted
MissMew On October 19, 2017 Transplanted
Moved from Front porch; heeled in
MissMew On September 27, 2016 Transplanted
Moved from Back Path East
MissMew On October 6, 2015 Obtained plant
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