The beautiful bluebonnet is to Texas what the shamrock is to Ireland's floral trademark. It is a perfect flower for naturalized wildflower areas as seen along roadsides and in meadows of the south. Plant this cherished heirloom in mass for a captivating spring display. Self-sows readily for enjoyment year after year. Butterfly host plant and attracts bees.
Botanical Name: Lupinus texensis
Plant Dimensions: 8″–24″ tall, 12″ wide
Variety Information: ½” blue fragrant flowers massed on stalks with white terminal tips.
Exposure: Full sun
Bloom Period: Spring
Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant
When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. Mild Climates: Sept. through Nov. Cold Climates: In fall, or 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, 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 your average last frost date. Start in biodegradable pots that can be planted directly into the ground without disturbing roots.
Days to Emerge: 15–25 days (or longer)
Seed Depth: ?”
Seed Spacing: 4″
Thinning: When 2″ tall, thin to 12″ apart