Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants

Plant Search » Perennials

Chelone obliqua
Common Name: Rose Turtlehead Family: Scrophulariaceae (The Figwort Family)

Chelone obliqua
Zoom In Photo:

This is thought to be the showiest turtlehead and the best for gardens. Attractive dark pink flowers top the sturdy stems of rich green foliage in late summer. C. obliqua prefers partial or dappled sunlight (though in BC full sun is fine), consistently moist conditions, and a fertile loamy soil with abundant organic matter.

Geogrpahical Origin:
North America
Native Habitat:
Wet to moist floodplain forests, swamps, soggy meadows and thickets, and partially shaded seeps and springs

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourPink 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeLate Summer 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Sun Full - Part Shade Part Sun Part Shade Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone5-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

  Email This Info
  View All Plants of this Genus

*The Plant Encyclopedia is updated each year to provide a close representation of our selection. Not all plants will be in stock at all times. If a certain plant is not available we might have a similar cultivar. We encourage you to email us at info at or call ahead to check availability (604) 270-4133.

Contact Us | Home | © Phoenix Perennials