Chelone glabra Turtlehead
Cultivation Information Turtlehead
pH - 4.0 - 6.0
Family - Snapdragon
Benefits from an application of compost around the roots during the summer months
Naturalizes with - Lobelia cardinalis, Filipendula rubra, moisture loving species
Seed Provenance Chelone glabra
Wildlife Significance Turtlehead
Pollinators - Bumblebees and humming birds
Host: For the Baltimore caterpillars, a very rare butterfly. Snapdragon family acts as a host for the caterpillar of the Common Buckeye Butterfly.
Leaves: Bitter and not enjoyed by dear and other herbivores For detailed Information visit the Illinois Wildflower site.
Propagation Notes Turtlehead
Storage - Moist Cold - 120 days - Small Zip lock plastic bag with a few table spoons of moistened vermiculiteSeeds Planted - 2-9-2012Sprouted - 2-23-2012 -Night Temperature - 61 - 63°FDay Temperature - 64 - 65°F - Under florescent lights
Needed Light - Did better when planted on top of soil Sow Outdoors - Very good results sowing these seeds outside in the fall either under a cold frame or in a garden, both have favorable out comes