Ordering will resume for Fedco Trees when we release our 2018 catalog, in early October 2017.
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Ordering will resume for Fedco Trees when we release our 2018 catalog, in early October 2017.
Turtlehead
Turtlehead Chelone obliqua Boldly veined deep-green leaves topped by elegant spikes of pink hooded flowers that are shaped very much like a turtle’s head. Try planting en masse at the mouth of a woodland path. Deer avoid the bitter foliage.

Perfect in moist woods or at the water’s edge—these pleasing late-season flowers will flourish in a wide range of soils, from clay to sandy, as long as they’re not waterlogged. Plant about 12" apart in dappled sunlight. Grows 2–3' tall and just as wide. Z4.

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Price
L690A: 1 for $4.25
ordering closed for the season
L690B: 3 for $10.00
ordering closed for the season
L690C: 6 for $17.00
ordering closed for the season
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Additional Information

Herbaceous Perennial Plants

When you receive your order, open the bags and check the stock immediately. Roots and crowns should be firm and pliable, not soft or brittle. If they are slightly dry, add a little water or, if they are going to be potted up soon, wet the roots. Generally, a little surface mold is harmless and will not affect the plant’s future performance. If you cannot pot them up immediately, store them in a cool (35–40°) location for a short time.
Pot up the rootstock using well-drained potting mix in a deep 6" pot or a 1-gallon container. Avoid coiling the roots in under-sized containers.
Grow newly potted perennials for a few weeks in a protected location in indirect light at 50–60°. Wet and/or cold conditions for an extended period may cause rotting of the root crowns.
Transplant outside once they show some top growth and the danger of frost has passed.
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