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Lupinus texensis 
Bluebonnets


Item #: 1002
Category: Wildflowers
Habit: Annual
Bloom: Mar-May
Height: 6-20 inches
Planting Rates: 
20 lb per acre
1 oz. per 130 sq. ft.
1 pkt per 20 sq. ft.

Price:  
1 pkt. - $3.00
1 oz. - $4.85
1/4 lb.- $7.25
1 lb. - $16.50

SOIL TYPE

SUNLIGHT

Soil Moisture

Sand Loam Clay Caliche  Full  Partial Dappled Shade
 X    X    X    X    X                Dry Medium 

Size:

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for more info see Related Books
  Wildflowers of Texas
  Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country
  Texas Range Plants
  Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide
  100 Texas Wildflowers
  Wildflowers of Houston & Southeast Texas
  Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region

Description

This familiar and much-loved annual grows from a height of six inches to about a foot and a half tall, depending on soil conditions and climate. It is among the first prairie wildflowers to appear in the spring. The state flower of Texas! Prefers hillsides and well drained areas. Bluebonnets are thought to have originated on the granitic soils of the Llano Uplift.

Because Texas Bluebonnet is an annual plant, next year's crop will only grow from previous years' seeds. Allow your wildflowers to fully mature and ripen their seeds before mowing. Photo shows empty seed pods of bluebonnets (above)

We also have Texas Bluebonnet Gift Packets available, which are perfect to give out at conferences, meetings, weddings, holiday gifts (July 4th thru fall is generally a good time to seed), and other events. Space is available on the front of these gift packets to print, stamp, or use avery labels to add your own message.

If you are planning a presentation about Texas Bluebonnets or other natives, let us know about it! We've got some great native plant books that are free (they're outdated catalogs but have wonderful colored photos and descriptions). We ask you pay the shipping.

You may also enjoy Lady Bird's Legacy Wildflower Mix


 

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