Go Back Turtlehead Hot Lips

Chelone lyonii 'Hot Lips'
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Plant Type: Perennials

Lustrous, deeper green foliage, topped in August and September with rose pink turtle head shaped flowers. Red stems that persist most of the season. Bronze green early season growth is another distinctive feature.

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Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Best grown in moist to wet, rich, humusy soils in part shade. Appreciates a good composted leaf mulch, particularly in sunny areas. Consider pinching back the stem ends in spring to reduce mature plant height, especially if growing plants in strongly shaded areas where they are more likely to need some support.

Flower Color

Rose pink

Foliage Color

Deep green

Plant Spread

1 ft.

Good Companions

Plant Height

2-3 ft.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

Characteristics & Attributes


Showy flowers, Stream edge, Mass plant, Container, Cut flower

Bloom Time

Mid to late summer

Critter Resistance

Deer resistant


Full sun to part shade

Growth Rate

Seasonal Interests

Late spring to late summer