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Chelone glabra - Plant

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Chelone glabra (white turtlehead) is an herbaceous species of plant native to North America.
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Description for Chelone glabra

Chelone glabra is a plant. Its classification has in the past been controversial, but as a result of DNA sequence studies, it is now regarded as belonging to family Plantaginaceae

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
white turtlehead white August to October 2.00 to 3.00 feet easy to grow

Planting and care

mature height of 2 to 3 feet, a spread of 1 foot and pretty whitish pink flowers, the turtlehead plant is sure to be a conversation piece in any garden.
If you have a moist place in your landscape, these flowers will be right at home, although they are hardy enough to grow in dry soil as well. In addition to moist soil, growing turtlehead Chelone also requires a soil pH that is neutral and either full sun or part shade.

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Part shade well-drained soil Medium to wet - 64 - 65F Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Chelone glabra

    Although turtlehead flowers are great for natural landscapes, they are also very pretty in a vase as part of a cut flower bouquet. The pretty buds will last about a week in a container.
    Many gardeners like growing turtlehead Chelone around the perimeter of their vegetable gardens, as deer are not interested in them. Their late summer blooms provide plenty of delicious nectar for butterflies and hummingbirds, making them a favorite of nature lovers.

Typical uses of Chelone glabra

Special features: Shade or woodland gardens. Bog gardens. Pond or water garden peripheries. Wildflower or native plant gardens. Borders as long as the soil moisture requirements can be met.

Culinary use:

Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose. Its generally kep indoor in living room and in terrac area.

Medicinal use: Herbal Treatment For Liver Diseases

References

  • http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=j780
  • http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/turtlehead/turtlehead-flower-information.htm

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