Chelone lyonii 'Hot Lips'

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Turtlehead

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-7

Lustrous, deep green foliage topped with rose-pink turtlehead flowers.
Red stems persist most of the season. Bronze early spring foliage.

Height

24-36 Inches

Spread

18-24 Inches

Color

Pink/Red

Interesting Notes

Chelone was a God in Greek mythology who insulted the gods and was turned into a turtle.

Bloom Time

August- October

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Slow to emerge

When to Divide

spring or fall

Good Companions

Japanese Windflower Anemone (Anemone ), Golden Sedge (Carex elata), Alpine Columbine (Aquilegia alpina), Japanese Painted Fern (Athyrium nipponicum), Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea), Bluebells of Scotland (Campanula rotundifolia), Yellow Corydalis (Corydalis lutea), Larkspur (Delphinium grandiflorum), Dropwort (Filipendula vulgaris), Bloody Cranesbill (Geranium sanguineum), American Alumroot (Heuchera ), Foamy Bells (Heucherella ), Siberian Iris (Iris sibirica), Cardinal Flower (Lobelia ), Plantain Lily (Hosta ), Variegated Moor Grass (Molinia caerulea)

Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Attributes & Uses
Cut Flowers
Critter Resistance
Rabbit Resistant
Deer Resistant
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Shade
Foliage Color
Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Spring
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist but well-drained
Organic
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