Hot Lips Turtlehead features two-lipped, snapdragon-like blooms of a richer pink than the species, leaves of a darker green than the species, and red stems. It will spread via rhizomes to form clumps and will also self-seed. Pinching in the early spring will produce a shorter plant and encourage bushiness. These plants are late sleepers in the spring, so be patient. Turtlehead is native to the Eastern United States.
Chelone lyonii 'Hot Lips', Hot Lips Turtlehead
- Height: 2-3'. Native to wet woodlands. Can tolerate full shade. Deer resistant.