120 (150)cm, Balloon Cotton Bush is a semi-woody biannual to semiperennial species with lanceolate leaves on upright stems and nodding clusters of fragrant rose and white, star like flowers followed by ornamental, ovoid, inflated fruits with needle like hairs and brownish black seeds on parachute like silky hairs. For any rich well drained soil in full sun throughout the year. Keep plants drier in winter at a minimum of some 15°C. Seeds from a collection made of naturalized plants in dryish rocky soils on the island of Sardinia (Italy). VII-IX.