White Turtlehead

Chelone glabra

  • Spikes of white flowers top shiny green foliage in August to October
  • Light, rich, wet to moist soils
  • Natural habitat: brushy marshes, stream banks, wet ditches, low meadows, woodlands
  • Nectar source for butterflies
  • Favorite breeding site for the Baltimore Checkerspot butterfly

Height: 24-48 in
Spread: 18-24 in
Zone: 4-8
Color: White

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Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife:

» Attracts Butterflies

Critter Resistance:

» Deer Resistant

Foliage Color:

» Green


» Sun/ Part Shade

Soil Moisture:

» Moist, Well Drained
» Wet Soil/Wetlands


» Clump forming
» Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

» Fall
» Summer