Love-in-a-Puff, 1,000 Seeds Bulk Packaging

Planters Dozen Discount

Like a good ol'-fashioned baker's dozen! If you have 12 or more quantity in your cart, we'll throw in a FREE seed pack of your choice. 24 or more, you get a 2nd FREE! And so on... Let us know which seeds you'd like in the remarks section at check-out.

Guaranteed Availability

We sell out of stock on nearly all of our flower seeds each shipping season, especially those that are unique varieties or popular colors.

To be sure you get your seeds for the current or upcoming planting season, place your order as early as possible. Orders are prioritized based on order date and will be out the door and on the way to your yard within 48 business hours.

Why we love this flower:

  • Uses: Cut flower, uniquely shaped filler
  • Garden growth success: Easy

The Love-in-a-Puff, or Balloon Vine, grows a delightfully shaped seed pod after the small white flower blooms, which is loved by kids and adults alike. The delicate beauty of these miniature "paper lantern" pods is a wonderful filler for any bouquet, bringing unique visual interest.

The vine will grow up to 12 feet in a single season, and is considered an invasive species in some states. Pinch off new growth as a way to control spread. The vine should be supported by a trellis or arbor to keep tidy in the garden, and will be happy in full sun to partial shade. Each balloon pod contains seeds with a heart-shaped marking.

Harvest during the coolest part of the day as the cut foliage is prone to wilting in the heat. Place directly into water to rest for a few hours before arranging. Choose stems that have firmed up and are covered in little green lanterns. Stems will last a good week in the vase with flower preservative.


    • Common name: Love-in-a-Puff, Balloon Vine
    • Variety: Cardiospermum Halicacabum
    • Life cycle: Annual, and perennial in warmer climates
    • Structure: Seed
    • Attraction: Butterflies, caterpillar
    • Resistance: Deer
    • Toxicity: None
    • Invasive: Cannot ship to AL, AR, SC, TX


    • Fragrance level: White flowers have mild fragrance
    • Cut stem length: 12" to 18"+ inches
    • Bouquet role: Filler
    • Vase life: 5 to 7 days


    • Shipping season: Year round
    • Planting season: Spring; also in fall zones 8+
    • Direct sow: Yes
    • Bloom season: Summer through Fall
    • Sun requirements: Full sun, partial shade
    • Water preference: Moderate water, well-drained soil, tolerates dry soil
    • Zones: 5 to 8 (annual), 9 to 11 (perennial)
    • Plant height: 9' to 12' vine

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    Jean L.

    Naturopathic Physician

    I planted 200 cosmos in 3 shades of pinks with some white. Can't wait for Summer!

    Joyce Campbell

    5th Grade Teacher

    Exceptional packaging and fast shipping. Just what I was looking for.

    Mona C.

    graphic design

    Love the site and all the flowers. My deck is going to be filled with pots of color!

    Carolyn Parker


    Love the gift bag of seeds for my clients at closing. Terrific idea!

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