- Approximate seeds per pound: 15,000
- Season: Annual
- USDA Zones: 3 - 10
- Height: 12 - 24 inches
- Bloom Season: Late spring and summer
- Bloom Color: Blue
- Environment: Full sun
- Soil Type: Well-drained, sandy, pH 6.6 - 7.5
- Temperature: 55 - 70F
- Average Germ Time: 15 - 30 days
- Light Required: Yes
- Depth: 1/8 inch
- Sowing Rate: 22 ounces per 1,000 square feet or 60 pounds per acre
- Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
- Plant Spacing: 6 - 18 inches
- Care & Maintenance: See: Texas Bluebonnet
Texas Bluebonnet (Lupinus Texenis) - No wildflower is so well known as Texas Bluebonnet. It's easily grown from Texas Bluebonnet seeds, and it can transform a field of little interest into a colorful display of lovely blue wild flowers! The Texas Bluebonnet wildflower was adopted as the State Flower of Texas in 1901 and is most often seen in beautiful floral displays along road sides and in pastures all over the state. Though native to Texas, these wild flowers will grow in other areas.
Texas Bluebonnet flowers are in the lupine family, with green leaves, large and palmate, and lance-shaped leaflets. The stems are topped by dark blue clusters of up to 50 fragrant pea-like flowers. The tip of the cluster has contrasting white flowers. When planted in mass, the visual effect is stunning. A sea of blue is created!
How To Grow Texas Bluebonnets: It is recommended to soak Texas Bluebonnet seeds in tepid water over night before sowing outdoors. After soaking, sow the Texas Bluebonnet wildflower seed directly into prepared soil that is loosened and weed free. A late fall sowing is recommended. To keep Texas Bluebonnet wildflowers year after year, allow the seed pods to form and drop their flower seeds. Texas Bluebonnet Lupine is moderately deer resistant and the flowers attract butterflies. The Texas Bluebonnet flower seeds and plants are considered to be poisonous. Do not consume.
Shaker Bottle With Seed Starting Matrix
Shake 'n Seed - We are now offering shaker bottles filled with our seed starting matrix: rich soil, gardening sand, water absorbing crystals, and starter fertilizer. This not only helps dispense your seed, but it gets it off to a great start! Simply remove lid from shaker bottle, add seed from packet, put back on lid, shake the bottle vigorously for 15 seconds, and then shake your way to beautiful new plants! Use Shake 'n Seed over good quality soil, and then gently water to keep seed moist until it sprouts. Great for ground covers or mass planting flower seeds.