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Saturday - March 20, 2004

From: Austin, TX
Region: Southwest
Topic: Best of Smarty, Wildflowers
Title: Mowing Bluebonnets
Answered by: Sage Kawecki

QUESTION:

When is it safe to mow Bluebonnets?

ANSWER:

Bluebonnet seed generally matures six to eight weeks after flowering. When mature, the pods/fruit turn yellow brown and start to dry. Mowing at the proper time will ensure re-seeding for a good crop of Bluebonnets for following years. For more information, download our article from our Native Plant Library, entitled “How to Grow Bluebonnets”.

 

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