White Turtlehead Picture

Delightful clusters of swollen 2-lipped 1.5" white flowers really do look just like a bunch of little turtleheads at the tip of the stems from July to September, dark green toothed 3-6" leaves are narrow and attractive, primary host plant of the beautiful Baltimore Checkerspot (Euphydryas phaeton), Butterfly caterpillar, which is rarely found more than 100 yards or so from its host plant, spreads 1-2' by rhizomes, nectar source for butterflies and hummingbirds, loves well-drained fertile soil, good rain garden plant, clay tolerant.

Average To Wet
Sun To Partial Shade
2-3 foot tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 3a-8b
Perennial

Native Range: MN, ON, NL south to w. GA, n. MS, & MO. Rare in NY

Germination - Easy: Cold Stratify 12 weeks. Surface sow.

White Turtlehead Seed Packet $4.00
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White Turtlehead Drawing