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Turtlehead

American Beauties Native Plants

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  • Full Shade to Partial Shade (0 - 4 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 2 - 3 Inches
  • Mature Spread 2 - 3 Inches
  • Growing Zones 3 - 8

This dependable, late season bloomer with its white flowers tinged with pink provide a burst of color when almost all other perennials have passed. Flowering from late August into fall on plants that are 2 to 3 feet high with an equal spread, this hardy native is deserving of a space in your garden. 

Low maintenance and easy to care for with few insect pests or diseases, this plant produces its flowers at the ends of long columnar stocks. Turtleheads would do well growing in a bog or wetland garden, by a pond, in small groups in the perennial garden, and in a pot or container. Winter hardy in zones 3 to 8. Plants grown in pots or containers would need to be planted in garden soil for the winter where temperatures fall below freezing for an extended period of time and repotted in spring. Native to North America it is not a favorite of deer or small herbivores. Turtleheads do not like dry soil. 

Turtlehead Care

Does well in full sun or partial shade and thrives in wet or moist soil with a slightly acidic pH that is rich in organic matter but well-drained. 

Turtlehead may be cut back to the ground in late fall and clums divided every 2 to 3 years, if desired. Remove any plants grown in pots or containers and plant in garden soil for winter and repot it in the spring. Alternatively, the pots or containers could be stored indoors for the winter in a cool, but sunny area that is above freezing. 

Turtlehead Spacing

Plants should be spaced approximately 1 to 2 feet apart if grown as a mass planting, perennial border planting, patio planting, walkway or pathway planting or if grown in pots or containers.

Turtlehead Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8
Plant Type: Perennials
Light Exposure: Full Shade to Partial Shade (0 - 4 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 2 - 3 Inches
Mature Spread: 24 - 30 Inches
Spacing: 24 - 30 Inches
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): White
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Bees, Birds, Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Groundcovers, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance, Native to North America
Brand: American Beauties Native Plants
Common Name: Turtlehead
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: CHELONE GLABRA

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location


Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.