Red Texas Bluebonnet (Lupinus texensis 'Alamo Fire')

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Dry Mesic
Plant Height: 4-6 inch
Plant Spread: 4 inch
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Dynamic Accumulator: Nitrogen fixer
P (Phosphorus)
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Scarify seeds: and soak overnight or crack seedcoat. Add Rhizobium
Depth to plant seed: cover the seeds thin
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Other info: sow in fall
Pollinators: Bumblebees


Photo gallery:
Alamo Fire is the red ones in the foreground
By dave
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Location: my garden Date: 2013-03-23
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Plant Events from our members
piksihk On January 8, 2019 Seeds sown
WG fry bed
piksihk On January 19, 2016 Seeds sown
added seeds- clipped and soaked; front bed
piksihk On November 22, 2014 Seeds sown
front bed;
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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I've got 'pink' bonnets! by piksihk Apr 4, 2013 8:41 AM 6
Lupinus unknown by JonnaSudenius Feb 19, 2013 11:30 AM 3

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