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Chelone obliqua Tiny Tortuga


Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 18-24" (Plant 12" apart)
Bloom Time: Late Summer to Early Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Half Sun/ Half Shade
Zones: 4-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay, Sandy
Flower / Accent: Pink / Pink
Patent: Pending
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

A moisture-loving, dwarf variety! Tortuga, turtle or tortoise in Spanish, lives up to its name as the slowly spreading upright habit produces hot-pink hooded flowers that resemble the heads of open-mouthed turtles.

Chelone form bushy mounds of dark bronze-green glossy foliage. Showy and long-lived!

Features to Note:

  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Wet Site Tolerant
  • Attracts Butterflies

Chelone General Information:

These plants are late risers in the spring. Thrives in poorly drained sites - prefers shade, woodland or bog gardens. Planting in irregular groups gives masses of flower and foliage.

Chelone Plant Care:

Prune or pinch in early spring to control height and promote bushiness. These plants prefer highly organic soil and consistent moisture. Can be divided every 2-3 years or in spring or after flowering in fall. Seedheads are attractive so they can be left on for added winter interest. If you prefer to control self-sowing, cut entire plant to ground during fall cleanup.

$11.95 ea.
(3+) $11.50 ea.
Ships: Spring 2017
Plant Code: CHTT