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Chelone lyonii 'Pink Temptation'


Deep pink flowers look like a turtle's head in late summer.

Deep pink 'snapdragon-like' blooms are freely produced above glossy, dark green foliage held on dwarf plants to only 15 inches. Very pretty in perennial borders or containers with a good bloom period from high summer to early fall. Because this is a dwarf plant it can be used at the front of the border. Good in sun or semi-shade. Apparently quite deer-resistant. Performs best in evenly moist conditions with fertile loamy soil and abundant organic matter.

Common Name: Pink Turtlehead

Family: Scrophulariaceae (The Figwort Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-9

Light: Part Sun, Part Shade, Full Sun

Height: 12-24"

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: Pink

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Late Summer

Soil Moisture: Moist, Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No


Benefits: Butterflies

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Rich, moist soil; sun to partial shade; wet woods, along streams in mountains.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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