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Turtlehead

Chelone lyonii 'Tiny Tortuga' PP25,350

Uniquely shaped, dark pink flowers in clusters. Thick, dark green leaves. Very compact. Spreads slowly.

Turtleheads are native wildflowers that adapt beautifully to garden conditions. In this selection, plants form an upright, bushy mound of thick, dark green foliage. In late summer, plants produce upright stems of large dark pink hooded flowers. Best in a moist or wet site, this also adapts well to average border conditions. Terrific at the waterside. Excellent for cutting. Showy and long lived. Attractive to butterflies. Plants are easily divided in spring. USPPP: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Blooms late summer to fall

Mature Height:

12-16 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

3-9 Find your zone

Exposure:

Partial Shade

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow on at 55-65° F keeping evenly moist but not overly wet. Prefer filtered light, and once actively growing you can fertilize. Plants generally finish in 6-10 weeks based on growing conditions.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 38
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: Low

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in well draining professional potting soil keeping crown of plant at same level it was in the plug. Once potted, water immediately and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Best grown in moist to wet, humus-rich soil in part shade. Appreciates a good composted leaf mulch, particularly in sunny areas.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.