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Chelone obliqua

For sale by Penlan Perennials Nursery

This grower is sure of this plant identification.

Excellent for late flowers from August through September. Gets the common name of Turtlehead from the flower shape.

Chelone obliqua | Boncath, Pembrokeshire, SA37
Pot SizeTotal Price
2 litres

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Plant Finder: about Chelone obliqua

Common names

Turtlehead, Shellflower


Chelone obliqua (Turtlehead). This is a rosette perennial which is native to south eastern USA. It will bear opposite lance-shaped to elliptic, dark green leaves with pinky-purple flowers produced in late summer to the autumn.


They are fully hardy, and will require semi-shade with moist soil.

Interest and use

Borders. Garden plant.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Chelone obliqua | Boncath, Pembrokeshire, SA37 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterMoist

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