Tiny Tortuga Turtlehead

Chelone hybrid 'Armtipp02' PP #25,350

Pronunciation: kay-LOH-nee
SKU #30266
3-8

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OVERVIEW
Description Showy red-stemmed spikes of pink, turtle-head shaped flowers emerge above clumps of glossy dark green, deer-resistant foliage. A compact variety perfect along a pond or stream edge or in a moist perennial border. An herbaceous perennial.
Light Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil moist to wet.
Blooms Late summer to fall
Mature Size Fast growing; reaches 14 to 16 in. tall, spreading 12 to 24 in. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Fast Growing, Compact Form
Problems/Solutions Deer Resistant, Very Wet Areas
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Patent Act Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Ground Cover
Design Ideas Turtlehead is a valuable problem solver for poorly drained sites. Wide adaptability to radically differing climates and as a North American native, it has all the qualities of a superior perennial. Well suited to the middle of the perennial border and blended into mixed plantings. Super foundation plant where drainage is problematic. A natural plant for wild gardens and those composed of locally native species. Its habitat tells us turtlehead is excellent around bogs and water gardens where soils may be perennially moist from splash and spray. Plant in irregular groupings for masses of foliage and flowers.
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Dark Green
Companion Plants Monarda (Bee Balm); Corkscrew Rush (Juncus effusus); Japanese Water Iris (Iris ensata); Dappled Willow (Salix integra); Spiderwort (Tradescantia)
CARE
Care Thrives in enriched, moist soils with part shade in cool summer climates, full shade in warmer areas. Mulch the soil surface to conserve moisture. Stems may be pinched in spring to encourage more compact growth. Spreads slowly by rhizomes; divide clumps every 2 to 3 years.

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