Pure Live Seed (PLS) Explanation

Common, Scientific Names Percent per Mix Rate per Acre Information
Bluebonnet (Lupinus texensis) 45 % 20 lb. State flower of Texas. Blue with white trim on spikes. Most common wildflower on roadsides and pastures. Legume family (nitrogen fitting). Needs well drained soil and prefers full sun. Blooms from March-May. 12-24 inches high. 13,500 seeds per pound.
Indian Blanket (Gaillardia pulchella) 20 % 10 lb. Hardy annual that is easily established. Red flowers with yellow trim. Needs well drained soil and full sun. Blooms from May-July. 1.5-2 feet. 153,000 seeds per pound.
Missouri Primrose (Oenothera missouriensis) 11 % 5 lb. Hardy perennial. Heavy bloomer with large yellow four petalled flowers. Likes dry soil and full sun. Blooms from May-September. 6-14 inches. 80,700 seeds per pound.
Clasping Coneflower (Rudbeckia amplexicaulis) 7 % 3 lb. Hardy annual. Yellow flower petals clasp around stem with black cone center. Likes dry or wet soils with full sun. Blooms from April-June. 1.5-2 feet. 800,000 seeds per pound.
Purple Horsemint or Lemon Mint (Monarda citriodora) 7 % 3 lb. Hardy annual or perennial. Blooms are purple-lavender. Likes dry soil and full sun. Blooms from April-October. 1-3 feet. 819,000 seeds per pound.
Pink Evening Primrose (Oenothera speciosa) 3 % 1-3 lb. Hardy perennial. Soft pink four petalled flower. Popularly planted with Prairie Verbena. Blooms from March-November. 8-16 inches. 864,000 seeds per pound.
Plains Coreopsis (Coreopsis tinctoria) 6 % 2 lb. Hardy annual. Heavy bloomer. Prefers full sun, but will tolerate wet or dry soil. Blooms from March-July. 1-3 feet. 1,400,000 seeds per pound.
* Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja indivisa) 1 % 1/4 lb. Annual, perennial or biennial. Blooms red with color variations of purple, orange, pink, yellow, white, etc. throughout the state. Needs well drained soil and full sun. Blooms from March-May. 6-18 inches. 5,100,000 seeds per pound.

* Seed is very difficult to find commercially and even more difficult to germinate.

This list is composed of a number of the more popular wildflowers selected for the Llano Uplift Region and also those wildflower seeds that were available for purchase from at least one source at the time of this writing.