Big Double Blooms in 3 Glorious Colors!
The Astra series is simply the best Balloon Flower yet!
Variety: Astra Double Mix
Item Form: (P)Pkt of 20 seeds
Zone: 4 – 9
Bloom Start to End: Mid Summer – Early Fall
Seeds Per Pack: 20
Plant Height: 6 in – 12 in
Additional Characteristics: Double Blooms,Easy Care Plants,Flower,Long Bloomers
Bloom Color: Mix
Light Requirements: Full Sun,Part Shade
Season Of Interest: Summer
Soil Tolerance: Normal, loamy
(P)?Pkt of 20 seeds
A Park High Performer! With the Astra series comes a whole new era in Balloon Flowers, with so many improvements you won’t believe you’re growing the same species! Higher germination rates, better branching, more blooms, richer color, better staying power, and double-flowered blooms are just the highlights of Astra’s merits! And this new mix gives you all 3 double-flowered varieties for one low price! Grow this beautiful perennial for yourself this season and discover just how easy and attractive Balloon Flowers can be!
The good news begins the moment you plant the seeds. Unlike earlier varieties, Astra boasts a whopping 90% germination rate, so you get more plants from every packet of seeds. And such lovely plants they are — compact yet well-branched, reaching 6 to 12 inches high, 6 to 8 inches wide, and just begging to be placed in your best flowerpots, windowboxes, and hanging baskets! Tolerant of full sun or light shade, they grow quickly and are wonderfully consistent across the series for bloomtime and height.
And then the flowers arrive! A full 3 inches across and fully double, they sport thicker petals than older Balloon Flower varieties, which help them stay fresh and attractive even longer. And because the plant is so densely-branched, you can expect a bumper crop of gleaming white, blue, or lavender blooms every summer! The flowers begin with the first warm weather and don’t quit till fall, blooming continuously (rather than in waves) for months!
If you like the looks of Astra Double Mix, consider a colorful planting of the whole series — double blue, double white, and double lavender, plus single blue, pink, and white. Or try the entire series in an economical mix of singles and doubles! Zones 4-9. Pkt is 20 seeds.