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Chelone obliqua 'Alba'
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Plant Type: Perennials

Turtleheads are native wildflowers that adapt beautifully to garden conditions. In this variety, plants form an upright, bushy mound of green foliage, bearing upright stems of large white hooded flowers beginning in late summer. Especially beautiful when planted next to the more common pink Chelone obliqua. 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.

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Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Plants are easily divided in spring.

Flower Color


Foliage Color

Deep green

Plant Spread

18-24 in.

Good Companions

Plant Height

24-36 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

Average to wet water needs

Characteristics & Attributes


Accent, Border, Cut flower, Mass Plant, Waterside, Wild flower, Showy flowers, Long lived blooms

Bloom Time

Late summer to mid fall.

Critter Resistance


Full sun to part shade

Growth Rate

Seasonal Interests

Late summer to fall