Rich, well Drained
Sun to part shade
Time and Color: Purple-blue
blooms in mid summer to early fall.
The balloon flower is quite delightful, with its strange pillow-shaped
buds that open into large purple-blue flowers. The flowers, once they are open
look much like a star. This plant tends to have long stems and few leaves. Makes
a beautiful addition to flower beds and border.
Plants grow slowly through the spring and bloom early summer and again in
late summer. They are slow to sprout in spring so be careful not to dig up