- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 6 - 8 Inches
- Mature Spread 6 - 8 Inches
- Growing Zones 3 - 8
Balloon Flowers are one of the old fashioned cottage garden plants that everyone is familiar with. The puffy balloon-shaped flower buds open to a perfect single petal bloom. Sentimental is a much more compact and restrained version of Balloon Flower that stays short and continues to bloom prolifically.
Sentimental Blue Balloon Flower can be placed at the front of a border or used as an edging plant. The compact growing habit makes this perennial a great choice for mixed container planting or including in a rock garden. Not only is the flower great for flower arranging, the grey-green foliage will give any floral arrangement a boost. Balloon Flowers emerge very late in the spring. Take care to plant it in an area where the crown will not be disturbed accidentally.
Sentimental Blue Balloon Flower Care
The Sentimental Blue Balloon Flower is not a demanding plant. Average, well drained soil is suitable. Watering on a consistent basis will help this perennial establish fully and become more drought tolerant over time. Drip irrigation or soaker hoses are recommended to keep water off the blooms and foliage. Balloon flowers tend to get fungal diseases and mildew easily, especially in cooler and damp locations. Planting Balloon Flowers in full sun to part shade will help reduce the incidence of disease.
Balloon Flowers are very easy to care for. Late in the spring as the new growth emerges, remove the previous years’ growth and apply a slow release fertilizer formulated for Roses and Flowers. Dividing is recommended every 3-4 years to keep the plants growing vigorously and strong. The Sentimental Blue Balloon Flower works well with other cottage garden favorites such as Shasta Daisy, Coreopsis, Lavender and Catmint.
Sentimental Blue Balloon Flowers Spacing
The mature height for Sentimental Blue is 6-8 inches with a spread of 15-18 inches. Space plants at 18 inches on center. This wide spacing will not only allow the plants to have some elbow room, it will ensure proper air circulation for healthy plants.
Sentimental Blue Balloon Flower Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8|
|Plant Type: Perennials|
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 6 - 8 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 15 - 18 Inches|
|Spacing: 15 - 18 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): Blue|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Edging, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance|
|Common Name: Sentimental Blue Balloon Flower|
|Scientific Name: PLATYCODON GRANDIFLORUS `SENTIMENTAL BLUE`|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.