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