Chelone lyonii &
Chelone lyonii &
Chelone lyonii &

Chelone lyonii 'Hot Lips'

Hot Lips Turtlehead

Regular price$10.46

  • We currently have 0 in stock.
  • Inventory on the way
  • Guaranteed locally grown
  • Delivery ONLY to Metro Atlanta & Athens within 5-7 business days
  • Pickup in 3-5 business days from our Switchyard in Chamblee
           (Mon & Fri 3pm-6pm - 3708 N Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA)
**Dormancy Note - This plant is currently dormant for the winter! It is available for purchase! Your delivered plant may be dormant, or showing very little top growth. However, you can still plant! These plants are putting all their energy into root production, so they will be ready to thrive in the spring! If you have any issues with your plant the following peak season, you can fill out our return request form to request a replacement plant.

Hot Lips Turtlehead is a stiffly erect native herbaceous perennial with red stems and coarsely toothed lace-shaped foliage that emerges bronze and matures to dark green The hooded rose pink two lipped flowers bloom on tight spike-like terminals from late summer into fall.   Flowers best in part shade and moist to wet rich well-drained soils.  Drought Tolerant.




2' - 4'


1.5’ - 2.5'



USDA Hardiness Zone: 

3 - 8


Part Sun

Bloom Color: 


Season of Interest: 

Summer, Fall

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low Maintenance.  Some susceptibility to mildew if soils too dry or lack air circulation.  May need staking if grown in too deep of shade.
LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersNaturalized AreasWildlife GardenFoundation Plantings, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: Cardinal Flower, Marsh Marigold, Blue Flag

IMAGES: Photoset by Jim, the PhotographerChelone Hot Lips (Chelone lyonii), (2) Backyard Flower - Chelone "Hot Lips" Turtlehead (Chelone lyonii), (2) Photo by F. D. RichardsChelone lyonii 'Hot Lips', 2017

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.

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