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This native perennial gets its name from the shape of its unusual flowers, which resemble the heads of snapping turtles. It's a good choice for heavy, wet soils and spreads to form dense colonies of upright stems bearing pink, rose, or white flowers from late summer into fall. It grows best in some shade, but tolerates full sun with adequate moisture.
Toad lily blooms at the same time as turtlehead, making a striking combination in the semishady fall garden.Marsh marigold
Both marsh marigold and turtlehead grow well in boggy soils. Marsh marigold will start the season with brilliant gold, and turtlehead will wrap it up with pink or white blooms.Iris
Upright grassy foliage of Siberian iris pairs nicely with the glossy green foliage of turtlehead. Its late spring blooms fills the gap when turtlehead is not blooming.