Turtlehead: Hot Lips


Late-blooming, moisture-loving Turtlehead is perfect for bog gardens, waterside or any moist area in the garden. Upright, spreading stems are clothed in gorgeous glossy, very dark green leaves. Hot pink flowers, resembling little turtle heads, bloom at the tips of the stems in August and September. Pair with Cranesbill (Geranium), Foxglove (Digitalis), Meadowsweet (Filipendula), Windflower (Anemone) and Siberian Iris. Named after a Greek god, Chelone, who insulted the gods and was turned into a turtle! Deer and bunny resistant.


  • Mature Height: 3 feet
  • Mature Spread: 2-3 feet
  • Spacing: 2 feet
  • Sunlight: Full Sun, Part Sun
  • Soil Type: Moist
  • Deer Resistant


Early in the season, many plants are pruned to encourage later fullness, and therefore may vary in size from the photo and size range. Rest assured, they hold the same glorious potential.

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