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Wednesday - March 12, 2008

From: Highland Park, IL
Region: Midwest
Topic: User Comments, Wildflowers
Title: Texas bluebonnets for Illinois
Answered by: Barbara Medford

QUESTION:

Thank you Mr. Smarty Plants. I will be closely checking the variety of Texas bluebonnets that I tried to plant. For the record, I did soak them first to loosen the seed shell. I think we probably just had the wrong variety for our zone. Looking forward to reading your very detailed answer! Thank you!!

ANSWER:

Our pleasure. Good luck.

 

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Texas bluebonnet
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