Height: 12-24 Inches
Bloom Season: Spring/Summer
Environment: Full Sun/Well drained calcareous soils
All Regions of North America
Maroon Bluebonnet Alamo Fire Lupinus Texensis is beautiful annual wildflowers. It is a selection of the native bluebonnet carefully selected for its outstanding color. Selections are made based on their color, seeds are saved from these selections, and the seeds are planted in isolated fields to prevent cross pollination from other colors. The cycle is repeated until the desired color is obtained in a very high percentage of the population. The plant is very showy drought tolerant annual wildflower and it has larger, more sharply pointed leaves and more numerous flower heads than similar lupines.
Maroon Bluebonnet Alamo Fire Lupinus Texensis has light-green, velvety, palmately compound leaves (usually five leaflets) are born from branching, 6-18 inches stems. These stems are topped by clusters of up to 50 fragrant, red-maroon, pea-like flowers. The tip of the cluster is conspicuously white. Seeds may germinate faster after soaking in tepid water for 12 to 24 hours, with germination in about 20 days and begin blooming approximately three months later. 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.
Sow Inside: Winter
Sow Outside: Fall (Southern USA) / Spring (Northern USA)
Seed Depth: 1/8 Inch
Days to Emerge: 15 – 30
MAROON BLUEBONNET ALAMO FIRE Lupinus Texensis Seeds