Chelone glabra 'Black Ace'

Turtlehead-White

Chelone glabra ÔBlack AceÕ

Photo Credit: Stonehouse Nursery


Chelone glabra 'Black Ace'

Turtlehead-White

A selection of native white turtlehead distinguished by near-black foliage in spring, maturing to dark green. Milky white flowers the shape of a turtle's head appear late in the season. Host plant for the Baltimore checkerspot butterfly. Grows taller in moist to wet soils; can be pinched to limit height.

Plant Details

  • Zone: 5 - 8
  • Height: 3-6'
  • Spread: 1-3'
  • Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade
  • Soil Moisture: Bog, High Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: No
  • Bloom time: Late Summer
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: White Shades
  • Fragrant: No
  • Good Cut Flower: Yes
  • Native: Nativar
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: No
  • Bee-friendly: Yes
  • Attracts butterflies: Yes
  • Attracts hummingbirds: No
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: No

Plant Details

  • Zone: 5 - 8
  • Height: 3-6'
  • Spread: 1-3'
  • Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade
  • Soil Moisture: Bog, High Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: No
  • Bloom time: Late Summer
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: White Shades
  • Fragrant: No
  • Good Cut Flower: Yes
  • Native: Nativar
  • Bee-friendly: Yes
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: No
  • Attracts butterflies: Yes
  • Attracts hummingbirds: No
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: No

Grower Information

  • PowerPlug Size(s): 32s, 72 Deep
  • Optimal Planting Time: Spring
  • Retail Sales Window: Fall, Summer
  • Moisture in Production: Average
  • Requires Shade in Production: Yes
  • Vernalization Required for Bloom: No
  • Vernalization Beneficial: Yes