Chelone obliqua 'Armtipp02'

Tiny Tortuga Turtlehead

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Tiny Tortuga Turtlehead is a stiffly erect native herbaceous perennial with coarsely toothed lace-shaped foliage that emerges bronze and matures to dark green The hooded deep pink two lipped flowers bloom on tight spike-like terminals from late summer into fall.   Flowers best in part shade and moist to wet rich well-drained soils.  Drought Tolerant.

Type: 

Perennial

Height: 

1' - 1.5'

Spread: 

1.5’ - 2'

Spacing: 

1.5'

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

4 - 8

Culture: 

Part Sun

Bloom Color: 

Pink

Season of Interest: 

Summer, Fall

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low Maintenance.  Some susceptibility to mildew if soils too dry or lack air circulation.  May need staking if grown in too deep of shade.
LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersNaturalized AreasWildlife GardenFoundation Plantings, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: Cardinal Flower, Marsh Marigold, Blue Flag

IMAGE: Photo by F. D. Richards, Tiny Tortuga Turtlehead

 

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