Hot Lips Turtlehead
Chelone lyonii ‘Hot Lips’
- Size: 2-3’ tall and 1-2.5’ Wide
- Growth Habit: upright, clumping
- Growth Rate: Moderate
- Light Requirements: Part shade
- Soil Requirements: moist to wet soils, nutrient rich
- Appeal: Hot Lips Turtlehead is a nice perennial to add to the landscape that has an upright habit. Its flowers are pink and shaped like a turtles head, hence the name. The flowers bloom later in late summer to fall. It has dark green dense foliage at its base with the flowers rising slightly above on taller stems. Native and tolerates slightly wet soils.