A really exceptional garden plant that forms a neat little tuft and covers itself from July until frost with masses of dainty, double flowers of soft pink that closely resemble those of Baby's Breath, only on 8″ stems. It's a charming companion for Lavender and looks just right in a rock garden, in cracks in walks and walls, or in a handsome pot. The bright green foliage is evergreen where winters are not too harsh. Tunica wants full sun and excellent drainage. It struggles in the heat and humidity of the Deep South.
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HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED
The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.
WHEN WE SHIP
We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.
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gardengirl from Hutchinson, MN
I can't believe this plant isn't more widely used. I bought my original plant from WWF in 1998 and it's still with me. For me, it begins blooming in late June and continues all summer. It can look a little straggly in early spring but fills in quickly.
Latin Name Pronunciation: too'nik-uh
Grow Tunica in full sun and average well-drained soil. Plants are low-growing, spreading. Space 8–12″ apart. Tolerates dry soil and drought. No serious pests or diseases. Not a good choice for the hot and humid South. Combine with Perovskia, Lilies, Veronica, blue Salvia, using front of borders, or in rock gardens.
Many authorities now accept the new name Petrorhagia instead of Tunica for this genus native to Eurasia.