Chelone (Turtlehead)

Chelone obliqua

Chelone is a long-blooming perennial that thrives in moist conditions.

The Hot Lips variety has bronze-green foliage that turns a deeper green. The upright, red stems provide additional interest throughout the season. Looks gorgeous on its own, but plant with Bee Balm for extra beauty.

  • Light Needs: Full Shade
  • Water Needs: Water regularly, keeping soil evenly moist, but making sure it does not become soggy
  • Bloom Season: Fall
  • Habit: Upright
  • USDA Hardiness Zone: 4-8