From Siberia, northern China, Japan. To 3 ft. tall and 2 ft. wide. Inflated, balloonlike buds are carried on slender stalks at the ends of upright stems clad in broadly oval, 1–3-in.-long, light olive green leaves. Buds open to 2-in.-wide, star-shaped, blue-violet flowers with purple veins. Bloom begins in early summer and continues for 2 months or more if spent blossoms (not entire stems) are removed. Pink, white, and double-flowered varieties are available
Native to Europe, North Africa. Probably best as multistemmed tree; grows moderately quickly to 7...
Native to western North America; the state flower of Idaho. Fountain-shaped, loosely branched shrub 4&...
Miniature rose with small salmon pink flowers. Grows 2-3 ft. high and wide.