Cardiospermum - Love-in-a-Puff - Balloon Vine
Cardiospermum halicacabum - Love-in-a-Puff
This airy little vine looks so pretty on a fence that it doesn't even need to bloom. It grows quickly, has miniature grape-like leaves, tiny white flowers, and the coolest balloon seedpods ever. They're translucent, about 1.5" across, and seem to float above the delicate foliage. Plant it where you can enjoy it up close.
But wait, there's more! The pods contain round black seeds, each marked with a perfect white heart. Plus the plant has myriad medicinal uses.
Balloon Vine is an annual and grows in any zone with sunshine. Charming and easy.
Sow seeds 1/4 inch deep, keeping soil warm and moist. Seeds take 20-30 days to germinate!