I have not lost my inner child when it comes to the garden. I love this purple balloon flower dearly. Purple is definitely my favorite color directly followed by pink or is it the other way around? I guess it depends on the day.
I have always loved balloons and these flowers look like little purple hot air balloons just before they open. Tracy Disabato-Aust says you can pop these without damaging the flower, but I wouldn't. I couldn't. I never liked to pop real balloons either and the balloon bud is the very best part!