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Chelone lyonii 'Tiny Tortuga'

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Sun to Part Sun
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Garden Height:
11-15 Inches
Garden Spread:
10 Inches
  • Smaller alternative to 'Hot Lips' turtlehead
  • Tolerates heavy, clay soil & partial shade
  • Great at the base of Rhododendrons, Hydrangeas, & Clethra

Chelone lyonii 'Tiny Tortuga' is a compact plant with thick dark green leaves that accent the clusters of dark pink flowers nicely. It has a slow spreading habit and has good deer and disease resistance.

Uses: Bogs, Borders, Woodland Gardens
Nature Attraction: Butterflies
Critter Resistance: Deer
Notable Features: Cut Flower
Growth Habit: Mounding


Reviews (2)

  • I ordered 3 of these plants, and they looked so hardy and strong rooted when I received them. I planted immediately and they are doing fine. Not quite ready to bloom yet.

    Posted by Maria on May 29th 2021

    I was very impressed with the health and hardiness of my plants!

  • Magnificent Color Show

    Posted by Francine on May 7th 2021

    I purchased three Chelone Tiny Tortugas in 2000 from Romence Gardens and all three are still thriving and producing such beautiful hot pink blooms! The dark green foliage is pretty and bug resistant. I plan to purchase more of these gorgeous perennials!