LUPINUS texensis (Texas Bluebonnet)
The state flower of Texas, commonly known as the ‘Texas Bluebonnet’ is an annual wildflower that beckons thousands of people to the countryside to view its springtime flower show. Enjoy its sky-blue beauty in your landscape by planting it in dry, rocky sites, such as along driveways and curbsides. Not only does the state flower of Texas bloom oceans of blue, but this famous wildflower forms attractive rosettes in winter. This is the species often used by highway departments and garden clubs.
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Scientific Name: Lupinus Texensis
Common Name: Texas Bluebonnet
Plant Type: Annual
Family: Fabaceae – Pea Family
Native Range: Native and Endemic to Texas, Plus some Mexican states
Height: 8-12 "
Spread: 24 "
Habitat: Prairies, Open fields, Roadsides
Exposure: Full sun exposure
Blooming Season: Late March through Early April
Attracts: Bees and Butterflies
Flower Color: Blue and White with shades of pink
Water Requirement: Low to moderate
Soil Type: Sandy soil, Well-drained soil
Soil pH: 6-7 pH
Advantage: Easy to grow
Uses: Attracting/Repelling Wildlife, Benefits beyond the Home Garden, Soil Enrichment