White Turtlehead, Balmony, Snake-head, Turtle Bloom, Fishmouth, Shell Flower, Bitter Herb
Chelone glabra 'Black Ace'

Family: Scrophulariaceae (skrof-yoo-larr-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Chelone (kay-LOH-nee) (Info)
Species: glabra (GLAY-bruh) (Info)
Cultivar: Black Ace

Category:

Perennials

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Dark/Black

Other details:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Syracuse, New York

Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
1
neutral
0
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RatingContent
Positive

On Nov 17, 2008, Sneirish from Swansea, MA (Zone 6b) wrote:

I had a pink Turtlehead which I liked, so I bought this white to complement it and just planted it this year. It is a very pretty plant, but very unassuming and certainly not an attention-grabber. It does need some color nearby to show it off to best advantage. It has done quite well in a very moist garden area with very little attention and I am hoping it returns next year.

Neutral

On Jan 20, 2003, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Foilage is dark green with a blackish tint but will lighten to a dark green .