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
Deer Resistant: Yes
Latin Name: Lupinus Texenis
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, in woodlands, and in pastures all over the state. They begin to bloom in March and are usually in full bloom by April. Though native to Texas, these wild flowers will grow in other areas and when planted in mass, the visual effect is stunning. A sea of blue is created!
Bees & butterflies
Bluebonnet flowers are prolific bloomers in early spring and are known for attracting butterflies and a variety of bees, including honeybees.
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How to grow
How To Grow Texas Bluebonnet From Seed: 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.
- Sowing Rate: 22 ounces per 1,000 square feet or 60 pounds per acre
- Average Germ Time: 15 - 30 days
- Keep moist until germination
- Attracts bees and butterflies
- Depth: 1/8 inch
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.
- Height: 12 - 24 inches
- USDA Zones: 3 - 10
- Season: Annual
- Deer Resistant: Yes