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Texas Bluebonnet Seeds

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This true-blue beauty is one of the world’s great wildflowers, creating a carpet of spectacular color mid-season. Texas Bluebonnets may take time to establish and grow, but with the right conditions and patience, they are undoubtedly worth it. This gorgeous variety prefers sandy, loamy and well-draining soils, as well as at least six hours of sun per day. In warmer areas, Texas Bluebonnets act as perennials, coming back year after year, but in colder areas, act as annuals. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual.

Zones 3 - 8
Ideal Regions
Northeast
Southeast
Midwest
Southwest
West
Pacific Northwest
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 8-12 inches tall
Bloom Time Spring to summer
SKU LUTG

Plant Information

Grow this world-famous wildflower and enjoy the natural splendor Texas enjoys. These flowers, coupled with a few other famous species such as Indian Paintbrush, make the Texas spring truly one of the world’s top natural wildflower shows. Texas Bluebonnets are notoriously picky and can be slow to grow and flower but with a little patience, your can establish and enjoy them year after year. By the way, officially, several lupine species are called “Texas Bluebonnet” and qualify as the Texas state flower; however, this is the most popular one. For surefire lupine meadow color, try planting different varieties together, such as Lupinus succulentus., Lupinus perennis or Lupinus densiflorus .

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Associated SKUs
LUTG
LUT (1 Ounce)
LUTQP (1/4 Pound)
LUTLB (1 Pound)
LUTLB5 (5 Pounds)
LUTLB10 (10 Pounds)
Common Name Texas Bluebonnet
Botanical Name Lupinus texensis
Seed Life Cycle Annuals
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Blue
Mature Height 8-12 inches tall
Bloom Time Spring to summer
Ships As Seed
Coverage 1/4 lb covers 181 sq ft.
1 lb covers 725 sq ft.
5 lbs covers 3,625 sq ft.
10 lbs covers 7,250 sq ft.
Seeds Per Pound 15,875
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Native To North America
Native To Eastern and Southern Texas
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Additional Information Perennial is warm regions. Annual in cold regions.
Is It Storable? Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Non-GMO Yes
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada Yes

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American MeadowsTexas Bluebonnet Seeds
 
3.7

(based on 13 reviews)

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (5)
  • Healthy (4)
  • Accurate instructions (3)
  • Fragrant (3)
  • Hardy (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (4)
  • Outdoors (4)
  • Large areas (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (7), Casual hobbyist (4), Getting started (3)
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    • Personal (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Texas marries Tennessee with Bluebonnets

My son married in August, 2009, in Springfield, Tennessee on his bride's family farm. There were basil plants, started by the bride, and bluebonnet seeds, instead of rice, for the guests...Read complete review

My son married in August, 2009, in Springfield, Tennessee on his bride's family farm. There were basil plants, started by the bride, and bluebonnet seeds, instead of rice, for the guests to take home. We tossed them out in the fall, and they are coming up everywhere, in Nashville and Fort Worth and places beyond.[...] and in time for the wedding. These seeds have germinated better than any lupines I have every tried. The bluebonnets are a beautiful reminder of a memorable weekend and a marriage between Texas and Tennessee. I will be ordering more bluebonnet seed this fall for my 2011 garden in Texas.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

did not bloom

Will keep trying, as I really do want to have some bluebonnets both in my garden and to give away seedlings as gifts to my expat Texan friends. However, I am disapointed that...Read complete review

Will keep trying, as I really do want to have some bluebonnets both in my garden and to give away seedlings as gifts to my expat Texan friends. However, I am disapointed that these did not thrive, did not bloom and do not look healthy.

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5.0

PERFECT

By 

from San Antonio, TX

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Lawn
    • Patio
    • Pool Area

    Comments about American Meadows Texas Bluebonnet Seeds:

    Plant arrived healthy. Just followed instructions and planted it in a pot (actually it is in a wastebasket with holes drilled in it for drainage) and watched it flourish. Currently it has over a dozen pretty flowers with more to open. Great little plant.

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    5.0

    Love 'em

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    from Tx

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    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Hardy
    • Healthy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Outdoors

      Comments about American Meadows Texas Bluebonnet Seeds:

      I planted my Bluebonnet seeds in October. They are beginning to bloom now. They are awesome.

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      1.0

      Bluebonnets in Nashville

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      from Nashville, tn

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        Cons

        • Had to leave rating to be able to send. Unknown

        Best Uses

          Comments about American Meadows Texas Bluebonnet Seeds:

          Amended soil to be sandy, alkaline, well drained, and chose full sun. Planted Nov 2016. No growth yet. Other easier to grow lupines in same bed have sprouted in Feb. Time will tell.

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          3.0

          Blue Bonnets

          By 

          from Georgetown TX

          About Me Getting Started

          Pros

          • Attractive

          Cons

          • Small In Size

          Best Uses

          • Landscaping
          • Outdoors

          Comments about American Meadows Texas Bluebonnet Seeds:

          Plant at a new house in large front lawn. Only a few plants bloomed. Hoping more will bloom next year.

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          • Personal

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Seeds and Service

          By 

          from Aurora NC

          About Me Casual Hobbyist

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Low Maintenance
          • Vivid Colors

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Large Areas

            Comments about American Meadows Texas Bluebonnet Seeds:

            great Seeds and Great Service

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Texas Bluebonnet seeds

            By 

            from south Texas

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            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Large Areas

                Comments about American Meadows Texas Bluebonnet Seeds:

                I tried to grow them in 3 different places, and none of them grew......don' know why. Not enough rain in places only watered when it rain, but tried other places where I could water them, that didn't work either..

                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                zone 9

                By 

                from nipomo california

                Comments about American Meadows Texas Bluebonnet Seeds:

                well i ordered 1/4 lb it maybe too late in the season,april is when we get out good rain,its march 2nd week...but il let everybody know how it turns out! its in a meadow natural setting!

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great growth, production from the seeds

                By 

                from Western Suburbs, Chicago

                About Me Casual Hobbyist

                Pros

                • Fragrant
                • Reliable Growth
                • Vivid Colors

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Raised Beds

                  Comments about American Meadows Texas Bluebonnet Seeds:

                  I am a transplanted Texan living in Illinois. These "little bits of home" grew quite well and have produced beautiful flowers. I will have to wait and see if they will come back next year, because this far north, they often can't make it as annuals but I did hold back some of the seeds, just in case. Ordering was easy and delivery prompt. Thanks!

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  did not bloom

                  By 

                  from Wayland, MA

                  About Me Casual Hobbyist, Getting Started

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Did not bloom
                    • Not healthy looking
                    • Slow Growth

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about American Meadows Texas Bluebonnet Seeds:

                      Will keep trying, as I really do want to have some bluebonnets both in my garden and to give away seedlings as gifts to my expat Texan friends. However, I am disapointed that these did not thrive, did not bloom and do not look healthy.

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Will buy more seeds next season.

                      By 

                      from North Zulch, Texas

                      About Me Avid Gardener, Casual Hobbyist, Getting Started, Master Gardener, Professional Landscaper

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Reliable Growth

                      Cons

                      • Short Bloom Time

                      Best Uses

                      • Large Areas

                      Comments about American Meadows Texas Bluebonnet Seeds:

                      The Bluebonnets that came up were of the highest quality. I was surprise.

                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Texas Bluebonnet seeds

                      By 

                      from Panhandle, TX

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                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Fragrant
                      • Low Maintenance

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about American Meadows Texas Bluebonnet Seeds:

                          Bluebonnets are so beautiful.. and these seeds are awesome. We have had good results from planting.. Thank you.

                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Surprised by its presence in our yard!

                          By 

                          from Burneyville Ok

                          About Me Master Gardener

                          Pros

                          • Accurate Instructions
                          • Attractive
                          • Hardy
                          • Healthy

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Garden
                            • Outdoors

                            Comments about American Meadows Texas Bluebonnet Seeds:

                            Now my husband got it right and I had forgotten all about even ordering the seeds...so thanks for asking for my review. About 5 of the Bluebonnets came up last week and I love them in our Oklahoma backyard. They will drive our OU fans crazy!
                            I just hope they will spread because they are beautiful among the Indian Painbrush.
                            Thanks,
                            Mary A Webb

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                            (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Texas marries Tennessee with Bluebonnets

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                            from Fort Worth, Texas

                            About Me Avid Gardener

                            Pros

                            • Accurate Instructions
                            • Attractive
                            • Fragrant
                            • Hardy
                            • Healthy
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Garden
                              • Outdoors

                              Comments about American Meadows Texas Bluebonnet Seeds:

                              My son married in August, 2009, in Springfield, Tennessee on his bride's family farm. There were basil plants, started by the bride, and bluebonnet seeds, instead of rice, for the guests to take home. We tossed them out in the fall, and they are coming up everywhere, in Nashville and Fort Worth and places beyond.[...] and in time for the wedding. These seeds have germinated better than any lupines I have every tried. The bluebonnets are a beautiful reminder of a memorable weekend and a marriage between Texas and Tennessee. I will be ordering more bluebonnet seed this fall for my 2011 garden in Texas.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

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                              • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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