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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 can be tricky to 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
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 as a novelty, but don’t expect the natural splendor Texas enjoys. These flowers, coupled with a few other famous species, make the Texas spring truly one of the world’s top natural wildflower shows. Away from home, bluebonnets are notoriously picky and slow to perform. 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, choose one of the easier non-bluebonnet lupine species, such as L. succulentus.
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 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (3)
  • Fragrant (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Large areas (3)
  • Outdoors (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (4), Casual hobbyist (4), Getting started (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (3)

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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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.

  • Primary use:
  • 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

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Texas Bluebonnet seeds

    By 

    from south Texas

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Reviewer

    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..

        (1 of 2 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!

           
          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

              About Me Avid Gardener

              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

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

                    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Texas marries Tennessee with Bluebonnets

                    By 

                    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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                      USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

                      To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

                      • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
                      • 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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