Early fall is the best time to plant bluebonnet, wildflower seeds

The Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center is also holding native plant sales through October.

AUSTIN, Texas – Texas wildflower fans, grab your seeds! It is sowing time.

Central Texas is known for its expansive fields of wildflowers along the highways in spring. and acc TxDOTearly fall is a great time to start planting—especially bluebonnets.

“Soil preparation is not necessary as most wildflower seeds can be propagated over undisturbed soil, although there may be some delay in germination,” says TxDOT. “However, the contact between seed and soil is essential. When planting wildflower seed in lawns, be sure to shear the grass as low as possible with a mower.”

After seeding, TxDOT suggests pulling the seeded area with a weighted portion of chain link fence or other flat object.

“Water the area thoroughly but gently,” says TxDOT. “Follow the first watering every three days for about three weeks. Some seeds germinate 10 to 20 days after planting, others germinate in spring.”

Meanwhile, experts say smaller areas can be seeded by hand or a hand-held mechanical device. Larger areas may require a seeder or other mechanical means.

More information on planting wildflowers from TxDOT will be released on-line.


The second weekend of our Fall Native Plant Sale starts tomorrow! Andrea DeLong-Amaya, director of horticulture, recommends stocking up on gulf muhly (Muhlenbergia capillaris), purple milkweed (Matelea biflora), and coral honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens). Admission to the plant sale for the general public is on a first-come, first-served basis and is included in the general admission price. Members receive special perks. For details and a list of available plants go to: wildflower.org/plant-sales See video transcript in comments. #StayWild #LadyBirdWildflowers

Written by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center on Thursday, October 6, 2022

Here in Austin, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is a great resource for flower lovers.

Every weekend through October, the center hosts a native plant sale. Entry is open from 9am to 1pm. Admission is on a first come, first serve basis. It is connected to the general entrance fee for the center

click here for more informations.

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