25 Love in a Puff Seeds
25 Love in a Puff Seeds - Seed World
25 Love in a Puff Seeds - Seed World
25 Love in a Puff Seeds - Seed World

25 Love in a Puff Seeds

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Love-in-a-puff - Balloon Vine - Cardiospermum halicacabum - Climber

This long-loved vine has acquired many names, including Love in a Puff, heart seed, and balloon vine, all very accurate descriptions of this delightful variety. Buoyant light green inflated seed capsules follow the small white flowers. Inside each capsule reside three seeds, each marked with a perfect white heart. Vining stems that climb to 10-12' hold delicate spring green cut leaves.

Sowing: February - April
Season: Annual
Height: 120 inches (3 m)
Bloom Season: Midsummer to mid-fall
Bloom Color: Green to red
Environment: Full sun
Soil Type: Moist, but well-drained soils, pH 6.1 - 7.8
Germ temperature: 18 - 21C (65 - 70F)
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Plant seed 1/4 inch (0.5cm) deep
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 6 inches (15 cm)

Start Balloon Vine seeds directly outdoors in a prepared site. Cardiospermum seeds need to be covered with 1/4 inch (0.5 cm)of soil and kept moist until germination. Give the Balloon Vine plant a structure to climb as it grows quickly. Cardiospermum vine can grow as a perennial in frost-free zones.