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Chelone glabra 'Black Ace'


Chelone 'Black Ace' has beautiful white turtlehead flowers in late summer. New foliage is deep green with a blackish cast.

A Chelone with beautiful white to creamy white flowers that top sturdy stems of rich green foliage in late summer. 'Black Ace' has new foliage that emerges dark green with a black cast. Grow in partial or dappled sunlight (though in BC full sun is fine), consistently moist conditions, and a fertile loamy soil with abundant organic matter. Popular with butterflies.

Common Name: White Turtlehead

Family: Plantaginaceae

Zone Hardiness: 3-8

Light: Part Sun, Part Shade, Full Sun

Height: 2-4'

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Late Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist, Wet

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No

Benefits: Butterflies

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Wet to moist floodplain forests, swamps, soggy meadows and thickets, and partially shaded seeps and springs


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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