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Chelone lyonii 'Hot Lips' (Turtlehead)

Chelone lyonii 'Hot Lips'

Turtlehead

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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Chelone lyonii 'Hot Lips' LP50 - 50 per flat $54.00
Chelone lyonii 'Hot Lips' - 72 per flat $49.68
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Height

2-3 Feet

Spread

1 Feet

Spacing

12 Inches

Bloom Color

Pink

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-7

Turtlehead Interesting Notes

Chelone (rhymes with "baloney") was a nymph in Greek mythology who insulted the gods by ridiculing or not attending (versions vary) the marriage of Zeus to Hera. The gods punished her by turning her into a turtle.

Chelone lyonii 'Hot Lips' Growing and 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. In optimum environments, however, staking is usually not required.

Good Companions

Cardinal flower Lobelia cardinalis 'Fried Green Tomatoes'
Hardy ageratum Eupatorium coelestinum
Cardinal flower Lobelia cardinalis

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Butterflies
Butterflies
Full Sun
Full Sun
Part Sun
Part Sun
Summer
Summer
Container
Container
Cut Flower
Cut Flower
Wetlands
Wetlands
Moist
Moist

Additional Information

Growth Rate
Medium
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Late Spring / Early Summer
Attributes
Meadow
Detention Basin
Stream Edge
Moist Shade
Mass Planting
Moist Sun
Native to US
Propagation Type
Vegetative