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August 24, 2012

Chelone ‘Hot Lips’ (Turtlehead)

Glossy deep green foliage grows to nearly three feet and is topped with rose-pink turtlehead shaped flowers from late summer into fall.

chelone hot lips turtlehead perennial

Glossy deep green foliage grows to nearly three feet and is topped with rose-pink turtlehead shaped flowers from late summer into fall.  This perennial favorite is deer-resistant, attracts butterflies and will spread over time.  Named after Chelone – a greek nymph who failed to attend Zeus’ wedding and was punished by the god by turning her into a turtle, hence the common name, turtlehead.

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