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Turtlehead 'Hot Lips'

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Cheerful spikes of pink Snapdragon-like flowers over spreading plants. Ideal middle-of-the-border plant for contrasting color and foliage among dwarf shrubs. May require staking and prefers moist conditions. Herbaceous perennial. Photo credit: Doreen Wynja


  • Partial Shade, Full Shade

  • High

  • Height
    2 feet or less

  • Spread
    1—2 feet

Availability: Out of stock



Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.

Brand Monrovia
Botanical Name Chelone lyonii 'Hot Lips'
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Subtype MID/LATE INTERMEDIATE FLOWERING
Foliage Color Green
Light Needs Partial Shade, Full Shade
Water Needs High
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones 3 - 8
Height 2 feet or less
Spread 1—2 feet
Special Uses Extreme Cold Hardiness, North American Native, Shade Loving, Showy Flowers, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils
Landscape Uses Border
Flower Color Pink
Bloom Time Fall, Summer

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