Love in a Puff Seeds

A unique and fun vine to grow!

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$2.95
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Details

Also known as Balloon Vine and Heartseed. It is a whimsical looking vine that can grow up to 12' tall. The flowers are white and tiny, and turn into small green lantern/puffy balloon seed pods. When the seed pods turn brown, you can open up the puffs and harvest the seeds. The seeds themselves are really interesting. They are small round balls that have a perfect white heart on them. Very charming and ornamental too.

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm Renegade Acres in Howell, MI!

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

Additional Info

Botanical Name Cardiospermum halicacabum
Life Cycle Annual
Min. Time to Germinate 21 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 30 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/2 in.
When to Sow Outdoors after all danger of spring frost is past, Outdoors in early spring, a month before the last spring frost, Early Spring, Late Spring
Growing Height 10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
Plant Spacing 3-6 in. (7-15 cm)
Hardiness USDA Zone 8b: to 20F, USDA Zone 9a: to 25F, USDA Zone 9b: to 30F, USDA Zone 10a: to 35F, USDA Zone 10b: to 40F, USDA Zone 11a: to 45F
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade
Danger N/A
Bloom Color White/Near White
Bloom Time Late Summer/Early Fall, Mid-Fall, Mid-Summer
Foliage Grown for Foliage
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH Requirements 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral), 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline), 7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)
Propagation Methods From seed; direct sow after last frost, From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
Seed Collecting Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Seeds Per Pack 25