Top Questions About Balloon Flowers

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Questions About Balloon Flowers

Asked by
Jrlordi on
August 3, 2016
Wallingford, connecticut

Q. Balloon plant

After it flowers and turns brown, should I just leave the bloom or cut it off?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
August 5, 2016
Certified Expert
A.

You should deadhead the spent flowers to keep your plant producing more blossoms. Make sure you only trim the spent flowers and don't cut into the stem. New flowers form on the existing stem.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/balloon-flower/growing-balloon-flowers.htm

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Asked by
sshoemaker79 on
October 6, 2016
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Q. balloon flowers

Should balloon flowers be cut back in the fall?

Answered by
Alisma on
October 6, 2016
Certified Expert
A.

You can cut them back in fall after the stems die, or wait till spring. Both are fine. The plant can benefit from either having the old stems left on to protect the roots, or from the addition of a little mulch.

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Asked by
techrg58 on
April 20, 2017
DFW area

Q. how to raise Balloon plant from seed

Planted Balloon Plant seeds in an organic seed starter after it was moistened. After I LIGHTLY COVERED THEM IN A PLASTIC BAG; SHOULD I MIST THEM AND IF SO HOW OFTEN?

Answered by
DLarum on
April 24, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

You should keep the soil moist at all times until the seedlings pop up through the soil, then you can harden the seedlings off by removing the plastic bag for a portion of each day and watering less. If you leave the covering over them and keep them too moist they will get leggy a dampen off. This article may help:

http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/balloon-flower/balloon-flower-propagation.htm

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Asked by
lynettefountain on
June 18, 2017
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Q. platycodon

how to grow

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 21, 2017
Certified Expert
Asked by
Anonymous on
July 24, 2017

Q. Balloon flower , encouraging blooms

Does pruning the seed pod after it flowers encourage more flowers to grow on the stem?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 24, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

Yes, keeping the plant dead headed and from producing seeds will help encourage continued flowering.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/balloon-flower/growing-balloon-flowers.htm

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Asked by
Mimshouse7 on
August 16, 2017
Omaha, NE

Q. Balloon flower won’t grow

I planted a balloon flower a month ago and it hasn’t grown. It gets morning sun till around 2 pm. Why won’t it grow?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
August 17, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

Make sure the soil is moist to keep this plant happy.

Your plant looks healthy and is likely just settling it's roots.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/balloon-flower/growing-balloon-flowers.htm

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Asked by
Sheri Mathison on
September 8, 2017
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Q. Balloon flower

I live in Michigan and want to prune my balloon flower for the winter. I will be leaving shortly for Florida and will be back late May. Is it too late to prune?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
September 8, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

You can prune them at this time. Just be advised that these plants can tend to be hard to divide out, so as long as you aren't removing them from the soil they will be fine. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/balloon-flower/growing-balloon-flowers.htm

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