Tiny Tortuga Turtlehead
Chelone hybrid 'Armtipp02' PP #25,350
|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 to 1 to 2 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Fast Growing, Compact Form|
|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.|
|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.|
|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||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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-8
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.