Chelone lyonii 'Hot Lips'
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Chelone lyonii 'Hot Lips'

Chelone lyonii 'Hot Lips'

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Common Name: Pink Turtlehead
Hardiness Zone: 4-8S/W Exposure: Sun to Part Shade
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Blooms In: Aug-Sep
Mature Height: 2-3' Spacing: 18-24"
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Deer Resistance: Yes
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Chelone lyonii 'Hot Lips' is an impressive selection of a pink Turtlehead that’s native to the Southeast. ‘Hot Lips’ has dark purplish green foliage and richer pink flowers held on striking red stems. It’s deer resistant and a great favorite with butterflies. Pinching stems back in May reduces their height and will enhance flowering from side branches.

Please note: The species Chelone lyonii and selections from it, including 'Hot Lips,' are not host plants for the Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly (Euphydryas phaeton). The widespread species, Chelone glabra, is a host plant. For the health of this butterfly, it is recommended that gardeners who live near wild colonies of the Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly grow C. glabra instead of C. lyonii.




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Average Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 stars (2 Reviews) Write a Review

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Best Plant I have Bought from WFF

The is the show stopper of my garden in the late summer. I have an large flower bed in my front yard (east facing garden that gets about 4 hours of full sun and then deep shade due to the shadow of the house in the afternoon). I bought 3 plants. These plants now cover over 6 square feet. I plant spring bulbs and annuals around it in early spring. In early May it is sending green shoots from the ground. In June it is about 8 inches tall, with a small green bunch of leaves. By late June it has sprung up to three feet and become much fuller. In July it just explodes with pink spikes of flowers and the flowers are constant -it does not stop flowering- until the third week of September. It's just so reliable, I am thankful I found it!

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Wonderful specimen that attracts hummingbirds!

My 1 gallon pot sprrad to cover a space three foot in diameter. It thrived in partial sun with damp soil. One year while weeding, I thought I heard a bumblebee while weeding by the clump. However, it was a humming bird busily tending the blooms!

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Growing guide

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Latin Name Pronunciation: key-low'nee

A handful of species native to the eastern United States comprise this genus in the Snapdragon family. Its inflated, two-lipped flowers that appear late in the season are responsible for the common name of Turtlehead.

Chelone is usually found growing in sun or partial shade in damp, fertile soil, but it will tolerate heavy clay soil, too. If given a top-dressing of compost or well-rotted manure in spring, the clumps of sturdy, upright stems will increase each year.

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