Always on the lookout for a plant that is a bit different. One Perennial which we have had in the garden for a few years now is Chelone Obliqua. Also known as the turtlehead plant, owing to the resemblance of the flowerheads, you will see what I mean if you check the picture that I have taken of this plant in our garden, looking a bit like something out of (little Shop Of Horrors)
The plant has dense spikes of rose-red flowers, blooms in late summer and early autumn. Butterflies are attracted to the nectar. The deep green, glossy foliage is handsome all season long. Chelone Obliqua grows best in full sun and moist soil and is a great choice for the edge of water gardens.
Hardiness – Fully hardy
Position – Full sun/Partial shade
Height – 90cm/3ft
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