The balloon flower is a hardy perennial that produces many 3-inch-wide cup flowers, which arise from delicious buds that resemble miniature hot air balloons. Every gardener should know the balloon flower care. Similar in structure to bellflowers, the petals of the balloon flower show an intricate pattern of dark veins that surround a collection of bright white stamens. Although they are available in a variety of colours, the typical balloon flower plant carries abundant flowers, blue-purple and oval-shaped foliage, blue-green. This low maintenance, easy to grow vegetables requires minimal routine, making an excellent choice for busy gardeners.
How to balloon flower care?
• System plants are grown in a container or bare root in spring In the north, select a site in full sun; In the south, select a location that will allow plants to be shaded. Leave at least 2 feet of space between floors.
• Pour 1 qt of water around the base of each newly installed plant to help the roots recover from the shock of the transplant and encourage fluid absorption. Once the plants are established, water once or twice a week for 15 to 20 minutes, depending on local weather conditions and the amount of rainfall.
• Apply organic mulch to balloon flowers, around each plant with a 4-inch layer. Not only does organic fertilizer slow the evaporation rate and help the soil remain moist, the materials gradually decompose, but the balloon flowers also provide a continuous source of vital nutrients.
• Introduce a thin or thin pole post near the base of each plant, then tie the central stalk to the stake with strips of elastic fabric, gardening twine or old nylon stockings. The stakes support the slender stem to grow and help prevent sagging.
• Remove spent blooms every two or three days during the flowering season to promote flowering time and trim the foliage once the original flowers have faded to stimulate a second discharge of flowers.
You can also plant and take care of Hibiscus flower.
How to grow
It is a typical temperate plant. The ideal cultivation temperature is between 10 and 30-degree celsius. Very high temperatures decrease the durability of the flowers.
Despite being a temperate plant, it is a rustic, low maintenance plant suitable for the formation of borders and massifs, adding peace and sophistication to the garden thanks to its delicacy and the soft colours of its flowers. It can also be grown in pots and dungarees.
Lighting, soil and irrigation:
She enjoys being in direct sunlight, fertile, light, well-draining soil, enriched with organic matter and regularly irrigated. Irrigate whenever the substrate is dry. If growing indoors: place it very close to a window that receives a lot of sunlight. Your durability will be shorter indoors. It is a perennial but may need to be replanted annually if it loses vigour.
To make it last longer and give you lots of flowers, make light weekly fertilization to stimulate growth and flowering. I like to put earthworm humus and 1 x per month fertilization to stimulate the flowering.
Tips and warnings
Leave the stakes in place after the plant has died on the ground. The balloon flower is slowly emerging in the spring; Bets serve as site markers, which can help prevent unintentional damage to the planting area.
Fresh balloon flower blooms look lovely when included in seasonal flower bouquets. The cut end of the stem must be passed through an open flame before placing the flowers in an agreement to stop the flow of sticky, milky sap.