Maroon Bluebonnet (Aggiebonnet)
The only difference between the Maroon Bluebonnet and the blue Bluebonnet is color. The Maroon Bluebonnet took over twenty years to develop. The plant was originally found in the wild near San Antonio, Texas. To keep flowers maroon in the future, remove plants that bloom in other colors as soon as possible. It is a great favorite with Aggies, hence the nickname "Aggiebonnet".
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.