A slender, deciduous shrub, often treated as an annual. Quick and easy to grow, producing stems of insignificant flowers that magically transform into unusual translucent , soft, spiny balloons. Adds fun to borders and cut flower arrangements.
Gradually acclimatise plants to cooler conditions for a few weeks before planting out after all risk of frost 60cm (24in) apart. Pinch out the tops of plants after the fourth or fifth leaf stage to encourage the development of side shoots.
For the best results, provide a well-drained soil in full sun.Caution: irritant to skin and eyes, harmful if eaten.
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