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Tuesday - October 16, 2007

From: Georgetown, TX
Region: Southwest
Topic: Propagation
Title: When to plant bluebonnet seed
Answered by: Nan Hampton

QUESTION:

When do I put out Bluebonnet seed? Do I soak them first? Thank You.

ANSWER:

They should be planted now, mid-October, and certainly no later than mid-November. Since they have very hard seed coats, they will need to be treated to make them permeable to water. You can read all about how to prepare, plant and perpetuate your bluebonnets in "How to Grow Bluebonnets" on our How to Articles page. You can also find information on growing Lupinus texensis (Texas bluebonnet) in the Native Plant Database.

 


 

 

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