Answer: Your experience is common. Yes, there is a secret to getting Texas bluebonnet seeds to germinate. Their hard seed coats need to be broken prior to planting. One method is to freeze the seeds for two days, then pour boiling water over them, then soak them for two to three more days (drain and add more hot water daily). The germinated seeds should be planted in the late summer or early fall for spring flowering. After flowering next spring, allow the pods to dry completely before mowing.
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