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Chelone obliqua Alba
Chelone obliqua Alba
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Chelone obliqua Alba

White Turtlehead

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.142.060

(=‘Chelone glabra’) 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. Plants are easily divided in spring.

Further details for
Chelone obliqua Alba

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
  Mid Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Wild Flower
   60-90 cm
   23-35 inches
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.