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Saturday - March 19, 2016

From: Spicewood, TX
Region: Southwest
Topic: Planting, Herbs/Forbs
Title: When to plant bluebonnets in Spicewood, TX
Answered by: Jimmy Mills

QUESTION:

When is the best time to plant Bluebonnets and do you place seeds under the soil or just spread on top? Thank you

ANSWER:


The planting time for Bluebonnets in Central Texas is in early October, so you have some time to enjoy this spring’s spectacular crop before you need to be concerned about planting.
I’m including a link to one of our How to Articles; How to grow Bluebonnets. This will give you plenty of information to get you ready for planting your bluebonnet seed in the fall.

 

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Texas bluebonnet
Lupinus texensis

Texas bluebonnet
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