Native Plant Database

Header Photo: Mervin Wallace

Rose Turtlehead

Chelone obliqua
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Wetland, Stream Edge
Season of Interest: Late (July - frost), Winter (Nov - Mar)
Main Color: Pink / Rose
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone:
Hardy To Zone:

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Hardiness Zones

Midwest map of zones 5 (north), 6, and 7 (south)

as defined by the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map; (hardiness zones are not recorded for all Grow Native! plants)
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun, Medium Sun/Average Shade
Soil
Moisture
Moderate, High
Nature Attracting
Hummingbird, Pollinators/Beneficial Insects
Wildlife Benefit
Food/Pollinators
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

30 to
48
inches

Spread:

18 to
inches
Size
Height: 30 to
48
inches
Spread: 18 to
inches
Size
Height: 30 to
48
inches
Spread: 18 to
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Provides fall color in the perennial border, native garden and around ponds and streams.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Grow in medium sun with moist soil. Will grow in areas that may stay wet most of the summer. Useful for water gardens.
Special Features
Special Usage
Rainscaping, Fresh Cut Flower
Basic Description

Dense spikes of rose-pink flowers are a welcome sight in late summer and early fall. Deep green foliage is handsome all season long.

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