Balloon Plant

Gomphocarpus physocarpus

Balloon plant is a very easy to grow perennial, but tall plants may need staking to keep them from flopping. Blooming all summer long, it is an excellent plant for border gardens or rock gardens, and it freely self-seeds. This species has intense blue-violet puffy, balloon-like buds which swell up to produce the 2 to 3″ star-shaped flowers.

Water: Consistently moist to moderate once established

Hardiness: Frost Tender

Habit: Herbaceous perennial 1 to 2' tall and wide

Light: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil: Rich, loamy, well-draining soil

Origin: East Asia

Balloon Plant