I was very impressed with the health and hardiness of my plants!
Chelone lyonii 'Tiny Tortuga'
- 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
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!