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Rose Turtlehead

Chelone obliqua

Dense spikes of rose-red flowers bloom in late summer and early fall. Butterflies are attracted to the nectar. The deep green, glossy foliage is handsome all season long. Rose Turtlehead grows best in full sun and moist soil.

Rosy, snapdragon-like summer flowers
Butterflies love the nectar
Glossy green foliage attractive all season

Gardening Suggestions for Rose Turtlehead:

Key Characteristics:

Moist, Well-Drained
Cut Flower
Butterflies
Midwest Native
Humming- birds
Height:
30-48 Inches
Spread:
12-18 Inches
Hardiness Zone:
5 - 8

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Additional Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Humming- birds
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist, Well-Drained
Exposure
Partial Shade
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Habit
Perennial
Program
Grow Native!
MSD (Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District)
Attributes
Rain Gardens and Bioswales
Erosion Control
Wetlands and Streambank Stabilization
Mass Planting
Midwest Native
Naturalizing
Cut Flower
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Characteristics Key

Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humming- birds
Songbirds
Butterflies
Dry
Average
Moist, Well-Drained
Wet Soil
Cut Flower
Midwest Native
Dried Flower
Salt Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Climbing
Fragrant
Container
Great Foliage