Alamo Fire / Maroon Bluebonnet
Lupinus texensis (Fabaceae)
A Bluebonnet with an "Attitude" for the 21st century, the Alamo Fire is an exclusive introduction from Wildseed Farms, developed in conjunction with Dr. Jerry Parsons. The original plant was found in the wild near San Antonio, Texas and has taken over 20 years to develop for you gardening pleasure. Alamo Fire cannot tolerate poorly drained, clay based soils. Seed planted under these conditions may germinate, but plants will never fully develop. Prefers a sloped area in light to gravelly, well-drained soil. Requires full sun. Seed scarified for quick germination.
Suggested Use: Raised flower beds, half wooden barrels. Miscellaneous: Cross-pollination may occur in future generations. To keep plants true to color, remove any plant that blooms in purple or blue shades as soon as possible.
Average Planting Success: 60%
Height: 1 - 2 feet
Germination: 15 - 75 days
Optimum Soil Temp. for Germination: 55°F - 70°F
Sowing Depth: 1/8"
Blooming Period: March - May
Average Seeds Per Pound: 13,500
Seeds/Pkt: 120 - Covers 10 sq. ft.
1 oz Covers: 78 sq. ft.
Seeding Rate: 35 lbs. per acre