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Texas Bluebonnet
Lupinus texensis


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About Texas Bluebonnet (Lupinus texensis)
Height: Under 2 ft.
Flower Color: Bright blue and contrasting white
Plant Type: Perennial in warm areas. Grown as annual in colder regions.
Flower Type: Spike of sweet-pea-like flowers
Bloom Time: Early season
Is this wildflower invasive? No
Is this wildflower endangered? No
Is this wildflower edible? No
Is this wildflower medicinal? No
What is Texas Bluebonnet's native range?
  Indigenous To: Eastern and Southern Texas
Where Texas Bluebonnet is naturalized or can be grown
  Regions: Can be grown in any region, but best in Texas.
  Zones: 3-8
  States:
How to grow Texas Bluebonnet (Lupinus texensis)
  Soil preference: Adaptable, but like all lupines, prefers loose, sandy soil.
  Sun/Shade: Needs full sun.
  Moisture Requirements: Average moisture, well-drained.
  Instructions: Like all lupines, the seed of this one is large and hard. Many soak the seed before planting to soften the seed coat. Others recommend scratching the seed with sandpaper or a file to help the hard seed coat "break" after planting. Nobody does any of thi

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