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Full to part sun; wet to moderately wet moisture level; light, rich soil; neutral to slightly acid pH. 2-3 ft. height, blooms mid-summer to fall, white flowers, spreads by rhizomes.
Germination Code: M or C(120)
Native Region: Statewide
Tubular flowers resembling the head of an open-mouthed turtle. Although it is a wetland plant in Tennessee, can be grown in good garden soil. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.