Developed specifically for the cutflower trade, this 2½–3½' cultivar bears long-lasting deep blue rounded star-shaped flowers from June to August. Called Balloon Flower because the buds look like inflated balloons ready to burst. Slow to emerge in spring; needs some support once it does.
A perennial, it will continue to grow and spread joy for many years. Balloon flower does not like to be moved once it is planted, so try to put it in the area you would like it to stay. It prefers dryer soils, so it is a great companion to rosemary and lavender.
Exposure: sun to part shade
Plant in sun to light shade, 12–18" apart.