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Chelonopsis yagiharana (syn. moschata)

Japanese Turtlehead

Plant Type:

SUN PERENNIALS

Chelonopsis yagiharana (syn. C. moschata) – this is a late summer to early fall blooming herbaceous perennial with red-purple tubular turtlehead-like flowers emerging axillary. Flowers set horizontally from the stems which rise from about 10 to 20 inches, possibly up to 24 inches in the richest of conditions. Each flower is somewhat reminiscent of foxglove (Digitalis) flowers. Commonly called the Japanese Turtlehead it's easy to please sited in open, dappled or part shade to half sun planted in fertile soil. Dark green opposite leaves, serrated and handsomely veined, the pairs set in a 90 degree alternating pattern on the wiry purple stems are attractive all season on the handsome mounded tuft. This is a neat, clumping perennial. Cutting grown or by division.


Height:

10-20 in

Spread:

10-12 in

Colors:

Red Violet
Item Description Price  
CHELOYAG Chelonopsis yagiharana (3.5 inch Square Press Fit Pot Extra Deep – 1.52 pints / 720 ml.) $14.00 Buy Now


Characteristics and Attributes for Chelonopsis yagiharana (syn. moschata)

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer

Light

  • Full Sun
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade

Attributes

  • Border
  • Edging
  • Rock Garden
  • Natural Garden

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow

Soil

  • Fertile
  • Average
  • Draining

Origins

  • Japan

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown