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Posted by breezyb z6/7VA (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 1, 05 at 14:43

Anyone here grow it in their shade gardens?

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RE: Turtlehead

  • Posted by von1 z4 NY (My Page) on
    Wed, Jun 1, 05 at 18:52

Mine is in the shade of a hemlock tree. It gets afternoon heat from the sun and is dry a lot of the time. Totally opposite of the required conditions. It has spread quite a bit. Maybee just trying for survival.

RE: Turtlehead

I have mine planted in a northwest location. It doesn't get any sun until late afternoon. This is its second year in the ground. I have about six plants now - started with two - so I'm keeping an eye on it so it doesn't spread all over. I wasn't sure if it would survive the winter here but it seems to be doing just fine.

RE: Turtlehead

Mine get shade from Pine trees and a Red-Twig dogwood, therefore, it may get some morning sun and shade the rest of the day. They flower beautifully.

RE: Turtlehead

I have my Turtlehead planted in shade, and they are doing just fine. I started with 2 plants, and now have about 9 plants after a couple of years, so it's spreading, but slowly. Inspite of being in so much shade, it does bloom for me, which doesn't happen with some of my other plants.

RE: Turtlehead

Had it in dry shade and it bloomed year after year, but did not get bigger. Moved it into moist shade spot and the plant is thriving-multiple stalks this year.

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