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Monday - April 23, 2007

From: maypearl, TX
Region: Southwest
Topic: Wildflowers
Title: Planting time for bluebonnets
Answered by: Nan Hampton

QUESTION:

When is the best time to plant bluebonnets?

ANSWER:

Fall, no later than mid-November, is the best time to plant Lupinus texensis (Texas bluebonnet). The seeds will germinate in the fall rains and overwinter as rosette seedlings to be ready for the warm spring rains to continue their growth. Please visit our How to Articles page for information on planting and growing bluebonnets.


Lupinus texensis

Lupinus texensis

 

 

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