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Chelone glabra 'Black Ace'

Black Ace White Turtlehead

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Item #: 3746

Zones: 3a to 8b

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 72" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: United States

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?

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Chelone glabra 'Black Ace' is a 2001 Plant Delights/JLBG introduction of an amazing native perennial (Canada south to central Alabama) that we picked up and subsequently named from NC plantsman, Dr. Craig Moretz. This amazing selection of our native white turtlehead has very dark foliage with an amazing black cast when it emerges in spring. Growing rapidly in moist soils, it gently spreads, and quickly reaches a mature height of 6'. In hot summer climates, the black foliage coloration will change to green by late summer. Also in very late summer, the clumps are topped with terminal clusters of pure white, snapdragon-like flowers...a favorite of butterflies and landscape designers.