Pink Turtlehead (Chelone lyonii)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 24 - 48 inches
Plant Spread: 18 - 30 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Erosion control
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: 3 months at 40 degrees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem

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Posted by Catmint20906 (Maryland - Zone 7a) on Aug 3, 2014 2:25 PM

Chelone lyonii is a larval host plant for the Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly.

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