White Turtlehead (Chelone glabra) serves as a beacon for pollinators with tall spikes of white and pink-hued flowers. The flowers bloom in the summer for weeks - resembling a turtle head - as the tubular blooms peek out adorably from the green calyx that surrounds it. Hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees all flock to their sweet nectar.
This North American native perennial thrives in moist, even wet soils, and can grow in some shade as well. Deer resistant and makes a good cut flower.
Plant size: 2-3' tall x 1.5-2.5' wide
Light: full sun (6+ hrs/day), part sun (4-6 hrs/day)
Hardiness: USDA zone 3-8 (Find your hardiness zone)
Pollinator value: attracts butterflies, hummingbirds, bumblebees, and other pollinators.
Notable features: native, compact, deer resistant, long-blooming.
Pot size: one quart
Plant name: Chelone glabra