Texas Bluebonnet Seeds
Approximate seeds per pound: 15,000
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: 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.