Turtlehead Tiny Tortuga

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Tiny Tortuga is a dwarf Turtlehead with pink-rose blooms. This plant will thrive in partial to full sun, producing blooms from mid to late summer. Because of its small size, 14-16” tall, it's a great option for containers and borders. As a native wildflower, Turtlehead will do well planted near or around water features in your garden. PPAF (Chelone lyonii)

Zones 3 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Containers
Containers
Plants for Small Spaces
Plants for Small Spaces
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 12-16" tall, 12-18" wide
Bloom Time Late summer to fall
Size Plant - 3" pot
SKU AFLUL01

Plant Information

The turtleheads are favorite No. American wildflowers for moist shaded areas. They love streambanks and thickets, and add fascinating bloom to the scene with their unusual turtle head-shaped flowers.
SKU AFLUL01
Common Name Turtlehead
Botanical Name Chelone obliqua
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Pink
Mature Height 12-16" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 12-18" wide
Bloom Time Late summer to fall
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly, Easy to Grow, Cut Flowers, Containers, Plants for Small Spaces
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping

Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Fall bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial orders may arrive separately from bulbs and seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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