Balloon Flower - Blue - Perennial
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Beautiful flowers that look like hot air balloons before they open into a star shape.
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Plant type: Herbaceous perennial Hardiness: USDA Zones 3 to 8
Flower buds resemble a balloon or Chinese lantern, which is reminiscent of its native habitat of eastern Asia. Great for northern and southern climates. Flowers from mid- to late summer. Two-inch blooms primarily come in blue, but white and pink selections are available. This long-lived perennial is a low-maintenance plant, requiring very little care once established. Plant size ranges from six to 36 inches tall and as wide, depending on cultivar.
How to use it: In masses or in containers. Use in a sunny, mixed perennial border or a cottage garden. Cutflower. Combine with other blue or purple flowers, such as Salvia guaranitica or coneflower (Echinacea