Species Name:  Chelone lyonii

Common Name: Pink Turtlehead

Zone: 4 to 7

Light: Light Shade to Half Shade

Soil Moisture: Medium to Moist to Wet

Soil Types: Sand, Loam, Clay

Fertility: N/A

pH: 5 to 6.5

Bloom Time: August to September, Pink

Habit: Pink Turtlehead grows 1 to 3 ft tall, topped with pink turtlehead shaped flowers in late summer early fall.  Foliage is dark green, glossy and pest free. Under garden conditions it will grow in any rich moist soil in light to moderate shade. The lustrous green foliage and pink flowers combine well with many other perennials.

In the wild PT grows in moist rich soils in swamps, flood plains and moist woods. It slowly spreads from the root system or from seed.  It is deer resistant and the blooms attract, bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.