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 Part Shade
2-3 foot tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 3a-8b

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 in a 3.5 inch pot $10.00 (Temporarily Sold Out*)

White Turtlehead Seed Packet $4.00

*We normally carry this item but are temporarily sold out. We expect to have it available again as soon as our plants in production reach sufficient size/maturity or we harvest more seed. In some cases, plants may be recovering from caterpillar damage (Monarchs love our Milkweed), wind or hail damage, rampaging woodchucks, downed trees, or other natural issues. We are constantly updating our web site so please check back again.

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