Chelone glabra
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Hardiness Zone: 4-8 Height: 0.6-0.9 metres; 2-3 feet Spread: 0.5-0.7 metres; 1.5-2.5 feet Sun: Part Shade Water: Medium to wet Flowers: Showy flowers Wildlife: Attacts butterflies Bloom Colour: White Tolerates: Wet soil Culture: Best grown in moist to wet, rich humusy soils in part shade. Appreciates a good composted leaf mulch, particularly in sunny areas. Turtlehead needs constant moisture so recommend placing in a bog garden. Alternatively, a bucket of peat placed in the soil under the plant roots will work well to keep a healthy, and happy plant. Wilting plants will likely indicate that plants need more water than currently being received. Consider pinching back the tstem ends in the spring to reduce mature plant height, especially if growing plants in strongly shaded areas where they ill be more likely to need some support.