Chelone obliqua alba


The pure white flowers really do look remarkably like turtles all clustered together on the top of stiff stems. These form slowly spreading clumps with soft green leaves. Likes a soil that does not dry out in summer

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Chelone obliqua alba is as its name suggests the white version of the popular Turtle head plant. Like the more common pink variety it is a neat, versatile plant that adds a lush background to the perennial border. Its height makes it a perfect candidate for the last row in the flowerbed, where its slow but steady growth adds texture, and form to a garden’s composition. Try it in a problem area.Turtleheads are native wildflowers that adapt beautifully to garden conditions. In this species, plants form an upright, bushy mound of green foliage, bearing upright stems of large white  hooded flowers beginning in late summer. Best in a moist or wet site, this also adapts well to average border conditions. Terrific at the waterside. Excellent for cutting. Showy and long lived. Attractive to butterflies. Plants are easily divided in spring.

  • Pot size : 2L
  • Position: Full sun, partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: Summer
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Eventual height & spread: 90cm x 60cm