Bluebonnet Seeds

Heirloom, Native

3 out of 5 stars
(2 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
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.
$2.69 2 grams (~50 seeds)

Botanical Name: Lupinus texensis

Family: Fabaceae

Native: Texas

Hardiness: Annual

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: ⅛"

Seed Spacing: 4"

Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 12" apart

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Bluebonnet Seeds Reviews

2 reviews

Never germinated

1 out of 5 stars May 6, 2022
I grew up in Texas, so I really wanted to bring a little bit of it to my yard. This is the second year I've tried these seeds, and not a single one germinated either year. Tried sowing outside and inside...nothing. Disappointed.
Alison from CO
Owner Response: Hi Alison, We are sorry you had difficulty germinating these seeds. A customer service agent will contact you by email to help. Rest assured that our seeds are tested frequently by a third-party laboratory to ensure germination rates meet federal and our own standards prior to packing. I would like to make sure you saw the scarification step which is essential for these seeds which have an extremely hard seedcoat.

Gorgeous Bluebonnets

5 out of 5 stars Nov 24, 2022
I grow bluebonnets every year and these seeds always do great. The trick is to carefully nick the hard coating of the seed with a nail file or clipper before planting. Bluebonnets need a long cool period to develop their roots before they flower in spring, so fall/autumn sowing is a must! Don't worry if you don't see them germinate right away, they can take several weeks (or more) to come up. Plant your seeds in November and you will be rewarded with a stunning carpet of bluebonnets the following spring.
Lizzy from TX

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