Texas Maroon Bluebonnet
BluefieldsofTexas is proud
to introduce an exclusive introduction, the ALAMO FIRE. A Bluebonnet
with an "Attitude" for the 21st Century. Wildseed Farms in
conjunction with Dr. Jerry Parsons offer this unique variety that
has taken over 20 years to develop for your gardening pleasure. The
original plant was found in the wild near San Antonio, Texas.
Texas Maroon Bluebonnets usually
cannot survive in areas that have flat terrain or soils with poor
drainage. Well-drained areas such as a 6 to 8 inch raised flower
bed, sloping hillsides or half wooden barrels are excellent areas to
sow your Texas Maroon Bluebonnets to increase success.
WHEN AND WHERE TO PLANT:
Select a location that is well-drained and receives a minimum of 8
hours of direct sunlight per day. For best results sow seed in the
fall months; September 1 thru December 1. Loosen soil with rake or
hoe. Smooth surface to remove any clumps or debris. Broadcast seed
over the prepared area (1 ounce covers 75 sq. ft.). Roll or press
the seed into the soil no deeper than 1/8". Some of the seed will
remain visible. Keep the soil moist until plants begin to grow.
CARE: Requires little care.
Water only as necessary.
NOTE: If cross-pollination
occurs, the next generation of seed from the Maroon Bluebonnets may
contain some purple or blue flowers within the population. In order
to keep the Maroon Bluebonnets true to color (maroon), any plants
that bloom in shades of purple or blue should be removed from the
site as soon as the buds open to avoid cross-pollination.