Tiny Tortuga Turtlehead

Tiny Tortuga Turtlehead

Chelone lyonii 'Tiny Tortuga'

$16.50

Turtleheads are native wildflowers that are hardy and adaptable for garden use. This particular Turtlehead is a dwarf variety with a compact form and featuring thick, glossy, deeply veined and serrated dark green foliage. Accentuated by red stems it has beautiful fluorescent pink blooms in later summer.

TYPE Perennial SUN Full Sun to Full Shade
HEIGHT 1.2 ft SOIL Moist Well Drained
SPREAD 0.9 ft FLOWER Late Summer, Pink
ZONE 3 FRUIT No Fruit
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Latin Name: Chelone lyonii 'Tiny Tortuga'
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Growth Rate:

Medium growth rate

Foliage:

Coarsely toothed, thick dark green leaves along the stem

Birds/Bees/Hummingbirds:

Attracts butterflies

Deer/Rabbit:

Deer resistant

Applications:

Used as a border or waterside plant

Notes:

 

Cut/Dried Flower:

Beautiful use as a cut or dried flower

Ornamental Features:

Blooms in late summer

Sun:

Plant in a full sun to part shade location

Drainage:

Requires rich, moist conditions

Maintenance:

Low maintenance

Pruning:

Pinching back stem ends in spring may help reduce plant height - staking may be required in shady areas; Cut back entire plant in fall

Clump Division:

Easily divided in spring

Edible/Medicinal Uses:

Chelone glabra used for a variety of uses - unknown if chelone obliqua has same medicinal/edible properties

Disclaimer:

DISCLAIMER: The information presented here regarding edible/herbal/medicinal uses is for informational purposes only. Always consult a physician or other qualified health professional prior to ingesting any plant not sold expressly for its edibility

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Pot Size

#1 Pot