This familiar and much-loved annual grows from a height of six inches to about a foot and a half tall, depending on soil conditions and climate. It is among the first prairie wildflowers to appear in the spring. The state flower of Texas! Prefers hillsides and well drained areas. Bluebonnets are thought to have originated on the granitic soils of the Llano Uplift.
Because Texas Bluebonnet is an annual plant, next year's crop will only grow from previous years' seeds. Allow your wildflowers to fully mature and ripen their seeds before mowing.