Love in a Puff, also known as Balloon Vine or Heartseed, is an annual vine that carries seed in ‘puffs’ and looks great in arrangements. The vine can be grown on a trellis but I just had mine out in the flower field this year and it did fine. You can see it here in one of my favorite arrangements from this year. It’s very delicate and whimsical. It adds an light-airy feel to any bouquet. I purchased my seeds from Floret Flowers in the spring but will be saving my own seed going forward.
You can save Love in a Puff seed by waiting for the balloons or puffs to turn brown. Each puff will have three seeds inside, all with a white heart on them (hence ‘love’).
Would you like some free Love in a Puff seed? If you share my blog with a gardening friend, and email me that you did, I will mail you some Love in a Puff seed. First come, first serve as I have a limited amount of seed.
Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org how many of your friends/family you shared my blog with, your mailing address and that you want some free Love in a Puff seed. I will send you 10 seeds each. First come, first serve. Limited to the United States.
Please note: Love in a Puff can be invasive in the southern states if you let it get out of control. It is a Zone 8-10. Please be careful!