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Balloon Flower
Balloon Flower
Balloon Flower
Balloon Flower
Balloon Flower
Balloon Flower
Balloon Flower
Balloon Flower

Balloon Flower

$9.99
Astra White, 1 Gallon

You're going to absolutely love this perennial here in Tennessee. The foliage is fairly easy to care for then the buds are so cool - first the blooms are round and balloon like (looking like they're filled with hot air lol) Then they blooms up up into a long lasting 3" star shaped flower. The dwarf growing, 8-12 in. tall plants are exceptionally bushy and branching, blooming heavily in summer. These are an  excellent low-growing border or rock garden plant. It is a prolific bloomer that is pest and disease free. We're going to class these perennials as partial sun although they do well for a couple of hours in hot afternoon sun. Unfortunately here in Chattanooga, If they're in full hot summer sun all day (into sun-set), the foliage can turn a bit chlorotic in late summer even if watered well.

Care

Thrives in well-draining soil that retains moisture. It prefers full sun to partial shade, with at least 4 to 6 hours of sunlight daily. Regular watering is necessary, especially during dry spells, to keep the soil consistently moist. Once established, it becomes somewhat drought-tolerant. Deadheading spent flowers can encourage extended blooming. Applying a layer of mulch around the plant helps maintain soil moisture and regulate temperature.

Growth Habit

Grows to a height of about 1 to 2.5 feet (30 to 75 cm) with a spread of 1 to 1.5 feet (30 to 45 cm). This herbaceous perennial is hardy in USDA zones 3 to 9. The plant features bright green, toothed leaves and its distinctive balloon-like buds open into eye-catching, star-shaped flowers in shades of blue, white, or pink. The flowers add visual interest to the garden from mid to late summer.

Toxicity

Balloon Flower is generally considered non-toxic to humans and pets. 



You're going to absolutely love this perennial here in Tennessee. The foliage is fairly easy to care for then the buds are so cool - first the blooms are round and balloon like (looking like they're filled with hot air lol) Then they blooms up up into a long lasting 3" star shaped flower. The dwarf growing, 8-12 in. tall plants are exceptionally bushy and branching, blooming heavily in summer. These are an  excellent low-growing border or rock garden plant. It is a prolific bloomer that is pest and disease free. We're going to class these perennials as partial sun although they do well for a couple of hours in hot afternoon sun. Unfortunately here in Chattanooga, If they're in full hot summer sun all day (into sun-set), the foliage can turn a bit chlorotic in late summer even if watered well.

Thrives in well-draining soil that retains moisture. It prefers full sun to partial shade, with at least 4 to 6 hours of sunlight daily. Regular watering is necessary, especially during dry spells, to keep the soil consistently moist. Once established, it becomes somewhat drought-tolerant. Deadheading spent flowers can encourage extended blooming. Applying a layer of mulch around the plant helps maintain soil moisture and regulate temperature.

Grows to a height of about 1 to 2.5 feet (30 to 75 cm) with a spread of 1 to 1.5 feet (30 to 45 cm). This herbaceous perennial is hardy in USDA zones 3 to 9. The plant features bright green, toothed leaves and its distinctive balloon-like buds open into eye-catching, star-shaped flowers in shades of blue, white, or pink. The flowers add visual interest to the garden from mid to late summer.

Balloon Flower is generally considered non-toxic to humans and pets. 



Plant size and shape may differ from what is pictured.

For mail orders: Plants may go through shock during shipping. Upon arrival, take the plant out and water it thoroughly. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please notify us via email at sales@amgardens.com and include a photo(s) within 24 hours of plant arrival.

For in store purchases: If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please call us at 423-870-5000 or return the plant in its original pot/condition within 3 days. Trees and shrubs have a 1 year warranty (exceptions may apply), but we highly encourage you to give us a call or email if you notice issues with your plant. We'd love to help you figure out what's wrong and save your plant! 

Orders are shipped on Wednesdays and Thursdays; if your order is placed on a Wednesday, it may not ship until the following Wednesday. During peak season there may be delays in shipping. If it is too hot or cold, we suggest ordering during milder months to ensure plants arrive in best condition.