Go Back Turtlehead Obliqua Pink

Chelone obliqua 'Pink'
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Plant Type: Perennials

Turtleheads are native wildflowers that adapt beautifully to garden conditions. In this species, plants form an upright, bushy mound of green foliage, bearing upright stems of large bright-pink hooded flowers beginning in late summer. Best in a moist or wet site, this also adapts well to average border conditions. Terrific at the waterside. Excellent for cutting. Showy and long lived. Attractive to butterflies.


Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Plants are easily divided in spring.

Flower Color

Medium pink

Foliage Color

Deep green

Plant Spread

18-24 in.

Good Companions

Plant Height

36 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

Average to wet water needs

Characteristics & Attributes


Wet areas, Borders, Beds, Cut flower, Showy flowers, Waterside

Bloom Time

Late summer to mid fall

Critter Resistance


Full sun to part shade

Growth Rate

Seasonal Interests