Chelone lyonii 'Tiny Tortuga'

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Will begin shipping Apr 3rd 2023 . Ship by date varies based on your location, hardiness zone, and the maturity level of the plant. If you have a specific shipping time request, please add it in the comments for your order.

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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 (3)

  • Chelone Lyonii Tortuga

    Posted by Ann on Aug 20th 2021

    Thank you Romence for two lovely Chelone "Tiny Tortuga" plants and the others that I have purchased. I received them in 2 days and was amazed at the quality of your beautiful plants. The prices were just as attractive. My other vendor could learn a lesson or two from you on how to package and ship plants. Since your shipment, I have ended my relationship with my other vendor, so you and I now have a ROMENCE going on. I hope more people discover your greenhouse and buy your plants. My garden loves you.

  • 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!