The Bluebonnet was adopted as the State Flower of Texas in 1901 and is most often seen in beautiful floral displays along road sides and in pastures all over the State. Though native to Texas, they will grow in other areas. Not only do Bluebonnets serve as lovely harbingers of Spring, but they rank among the most useful of all Texas legumes in returning nitrogen to the soil.
We also have the "Aggiebonnet"! The same bluebonnet but in a maroon color. Go to Maroon Bluebonnets to see photos!
Did you know the Texas Bluebonnet can be grown in many more places than just Texas?!
See the Bluebonnet Photos grown in many other areas of the United States and in Europe!
· Dark blue flowers are densely clustered on upper 2"-6" of stem. Upper petal has a white center which usually turns
red or purplish as it ages.
· 8" - 24" high
· Blooms MARCH - MAY
· FALL (August-December)
· Plant in well-drained soils in FULL SUN.
· Surface sow or 1/8" - Seeds can be surface sown, but gently raking them in will provide even better results. If possible, gently water them in after sowing and continue to keep them damp until they are established.
· Grows best in alkaline soils (PH 7.5+). In low PH soils, add 15 pounds of Ag Lime to 100 square feet or 3 tons per acre.
· At 55-70 degrees F, seeds should sprout in 7-30 days.
· 35 pounds per acre
· 1/2 pound covers 700 square feet
· 1 pound covers 1,400 square feet.
· 5 pounds covers 7,000 square feet.
Grows well with other wildflowers. Can be used in pastures, roadsides, hillsides, meadows, wildflower and floral gardens, raised flower beds, hanging baskets, and half wooden barrels.