Balloon flower is a show stopper in the garden. A favorite with children! Their inflated balloon shaped flower buds actually pop open into star shaped, bright blue, 2″ wide flowers.
The grandiflorus ‘Mariesii’ is a dwarf form that grows only 1-1.5 feet tall and does great planted in part shade or light sun. They bloom from July to August. The long lived plants form an upright clump in the border. Because Balloon Flowers are very slow to make an appearance in spring they can be easily damaged by early weeding or digging, so mark the spot. Removing the spent flowers will encourage continued bloom and keep the plants tidy. Winter hardy to zone 3.