Balloon Flower

balloon flower
Balloon Flower ('Sentimental Blue')
At a Glance


  • Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Sun/Shade
  • Mature Height: 6 Inches - 2 Feet
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8
  • Soil Conditions: Moist, Well-Drained
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Bloom Color: Blue, Pink, White
  • Bloom Season: July through August
  • Size: Small, Medium


Features of Balloon Flowers


Balloon flowers feature attractive long lived perennial with glossy green foliage and unique balloon shaped buds opening to star shaped flowers. They prefer well-drained, moist soil in a full sun to very light shade location.


  • Plants are slow to establish.
  • Prefer a high organic matter soil.
  • Rarely needs division.
  • Difficult to transplant.
  • Very slow to emerge in the spring.
  • Tall cultivars may require staking.
  • Attractive clean foliage.