Chelone Tiny Tortuga
Chelone 'Tiny Tortuga' photo courtesy of Paridon Horticultural

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Chelone 'Tiny Tortuga' is a miniature form of Chelone 'Hot Lips'. It has glossy, dark green foliage with reddish stems and hot pink flowers but all in a dwarf form. It has a strong branching habit producing loads of bloom. This plant is small enough to be included in a mixed container.

  • Height: 45- 60 cm- (18-24 in)
  • Spread: 30 - 36 cm (12-14 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 3
  • Sun or Shade: sun to partial shade
  • Bloom Time: late summer
  • Leaf Colour: dark green
  • Bloom Colour: pink
  • Critter Resistance: deer
  • Nature Attraction: butterflies

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Chelone is a moisture loving plant that does best near water or in a moist perennial border. Plant it in sun or partial shade in good soil enriched with additional compost.

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