Lupinus texensis Seeds

Texas Bluebonnet Seeds

One of the world's great wildflowers, Bluebonnet is not easy, even in Texas. Once happy, it's spectacular. Annual.
Zones3 - 8
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Low Maintenance
Good For Cut Flowers
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size8-12" tall
Bloom TimeSpring to summer
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SKUHC015918

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Grow this world-famous wildflower as a novelty, but don’t expect the natural splendor Texas enjoys. These flowers, coupled with a few other famous species, make the Texas spring truly one of the world’s top natural wildflower shows. Away from home, bluebonnets are notoriously picky and slow to perform. By the way, officially, several lupine species are called “Texas Bluebonnet” and qualify as the Texas state flower; however, this is the most popular one. For surefire lupine meadow color, choose one of the easier non-bluebonnet lupine species, such as L. succulentus.
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Associated SKUsHC015918
HC013323 (1 Pound)
HC013324 (1/4 Pound)
Common Name
Texas Bluebonnet Seeds
Botanical Name
Lupinus texensis
Seed Life Cycle
Annual
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color
Blue
Bloom Time
Spring to summer
Mature Height
8-12" tall
Wildflower Mix or Specie
Species
Ships As
Seed
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Non-GMO
Yes
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Well Draining
Advantages
Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Low Maintenance, Good For Cut Flowers, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Additional Information
O
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides

Step-by-Step Wildflower Seed Planting Instructions

  1. Check for your last frost date and plant after this has passed. Choose a spot on your property that gets 6 or more hours of direct sun a day unless you are planting seeds for shade.
  2. Prepare your soil by clearing the area of all existing growth. Simply dig up everything that is growing, turn the soil and rake the area flat. If this is an area that has never before been gardened, you may need to till the area up to remove growth.
  3. Mix the seeds with sand* for better visibility and scatter the seeds directly on top of the soil. If you are sowing a larger area, we recommend using a seed spreader; if not, you can sow by hand.
  4. We recommend lightly compressing the seeds into the soil, making sure not to bury them. You can either walk on them, use a board or if you are sowing a larger area, rent a seed roller.
  5. Water so that the soil is moist, not soaking wet, until the seedlings are about 4-6" tall. After that, the seedlings will survive on natural rains. If you are experiencing very dry weather, we recommend watering occasionally.
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