Balloon flower, also known as Chinese bellflower, has been a favorite of many plant enthusiasts for more than 50 years, yet it’s still not found in many gardens. I hope this article and my video increase it’s popularity.
Balloon-shaped flower buds pop open into beautiful blue, white, pink, or purple flowers in summer. They emerge late in the spring and are long-lived and low maintenance.
They are hardy in zones 4-9. In cooler areas they prefer full sun, in warmer areas; partial shade.Some special characteristics to consider are that this plant is pretty much deer resistant, non-aggressive, non-invasive although they are not native to North America. These plants originate from China and Japan.
This plant is so easy to grow from seed. If you’re looking for a carefree perennial that produces reliable blooms year after year, you can’t beat balloon flowers.
Watch the video me and the donkeys made for you: