Hot Lips Turtlehead
Chelone lyonii 'Hot Lips'
Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.
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- Farmer John's Greenhouse
26950 Haggerty Road Farmington Hills MI 48331
- Joe Randazzo's Nursery - Westland
6701 Newburgh Road Westland MI 48185
6555 N. Newburgh Road Westland MI 48185-3747
2745 E West Maple Road Commerce Township MI 48390-3839
|Botanical Pronunciation||kay-LOH-nee ly-ON-ee-eye|
|Lore||Turtlehead is among the most promising of our eastern natives for cultivated gardens. Naturally found from Maine and Minnesota to Mississippi and Florida, its broad adaptation to such varying climates makes it a willing wild one for tamed backyards.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Fast growing; reaches 2 ft. tall in bloom, spreading to 2 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Late Summer to Fall|
|Design Ideas||Turtlehead is a valuable problem solver for poorly drained sites. Wide adaptability to radically differing climates and as a North American native it has all the qualities of a superior perennial. Well suited to middle of the perennial border and blended into mixed plantings. Super foundation plant where drainage is problematic. A natural plant for wild gardens and those composed of locally native species. Its habitat tells us turtlehead is excellent around bogs and water gardens where soils may be perennially moist from splash and spay. Plant in irregular groupings for masses of foliage and flowers.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Ground Cover|
|Light Needs||Full shade|
|Soil Needs||Flower & Rose Food|
|Special Feature||Extreme Cold Hardiness, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Shade Loving, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils, Fast Growing|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.|
|Companion Plants||Monarda (Bee Balm); Corkscrew Rush (Juncus effusus); Japanese Water Iris (Iris ensata); Dappled Willow (Salix integra); Spiderwort (Tradescantia)|
Thrives in enriched, moist soils with part shade in cool summer climates, full shade in warmer areas. Mulch the soil surface to conserve moisture. Stems may be pinched in spring to encourage more compact growth. Spreads slowly by rhizomes; divide clumps every 2 to 3 years.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-8