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Chelone lyonii 'Pink Temptation'
Common Name: Pink Turtlehead Family: Scrophulariaceae (The Figwort Family)

Chelone lyonii 'Pink Temptation'
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Deep pink 'snapdragon-like' blooms are freely produced above glossy, dark green foliage held on dwarf plants to only 15 inches. Very pretty in perennial borders or containers with a good bloom period from high summer to early fall. Because this is a dwarf plant it can be used at the front of the border. Good in sun or semi-shade. Apparently quite deer-resistant. Performs best in evenly moist conditions with fertile loamy soil and abundant organic matter.

Geogrpahical Origin:
North America
Native Habitat:
Rich, moist soil; sun to partial shade; wet woods, along streams in mountains.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourPink 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height12-24'  Bloom TimeLate Summer 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Sun Full - Part Shade Part Sun Part Shade Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureMoist Average  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone5-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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