Chelone lyonii 'Hotlips'
We acquired two plants, from two different sources, over the years, both labeled 'Hot lips'. I prefer the more recently purchased specimen (at right), with somewhat darker foliage and a more pastel pink flower color - but both are fine plants. Reliable garden performers that keep the color coming in late summer. Although they prefer moist soil, they do fine with the conditions we provide (regular garden bed, with supplemental watering when things get crispy).
||pink (late summer)
||ordinary garden soil (not too dry)
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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|Caroline||Jun 03, 2012||I read in a gardenig blog, that chelone planted next to Asiatic lilies, seemed to ward off red lily beetles...wonder if anyone else has had any esperience with this? I will be planting some this weekend and hoping it will keep our lilies happy & helathy.|
|Jeanette Broekhuis||Aug 15, 2014||Ours looks like the one on the left. Siem Always called it chelone obliqua but he must have been mistaken. In Dutch itīs called `turtle plant.` Itīs a wonderful August bloomer!|
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