Texas Bluebonnet Seed

Texas Bluebonnet Seed

Lupinus texensis

Item #1043

Annual. The beautiful bluebonnet is to Texas what the shamrock is to Ireland, a kind of floral trademark. it is a perfect flower for naturalized wildflower areas as seen along roadsides and in meadows of the south. Plant in mass for a breathtaking spring display. Self-sows readily for enjoyment year after year. Butterfly host plant and attracts bees. Drought tolerant once established.

Seedling Image


Full sun

Blooms spring

1'-2' tall

Days to Emerge:
15-25 days
(or longer)

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:

When 2" tall,
thin to
every 1'

When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. Mild Climates (including Texas, southern USA, CA and coastal): Sept. through Nov. Cold Climates: 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost, as soon as soil can be worked in spring, or when soil temperature is 55°-70°F."

When to start inside: 6 to 8 weeks before average last frost. Start in paper or pulp pots that can be planted directly into the ground without disturbing roots.

Special germination instructions: Soak seed in water for 12-24 hours and/or nick with sandpaper before sowing.

Aartist: Peggy Turchette

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