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Love in a Puff, Balloon Vine
Scientific Name: Cardiospermum halicacabum L.
Synonym:
Family: Sapindaceae
Love in a Puff, Balloon Vine (Cardiospermum  halicacabum)
Carl Hunter. USDA SCS. 1991. Southern wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species.
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones as annual, 14-24 as perennial
USDA: 8-11 as annual, 9b-11 as perennial

Heat Tolerance: Questionable

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: North and tropical America

Growth Habits: Perennial vine, often grown as annual, 10 feet tall (3 m) as annual

Watering Needs: Moderate water

Propagation: Seeds planted in place, or indoor 3-4 weeks before transplanting


Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 3: 20. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society. Scanned by Omnitek Inc.

Blooming Habits:
The small white flowers are not ornamental. They come in late summer and continue into early fall. The 1-inch fruits are white and puffy.

Fruiting Habits:


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